What can I expect my recovery to be like post surgery?
Specific guidelines for recovery and specific risks will vary dependent on which procedure you choose. However, it’s important to understand that any procedure involving general anesthesia carries certain risks.
Additionally, these procedures may carry risks such as bleeding and infection, blood clots, increased risk of heart attack, pneumonia, gallstones, and more. Do not go off your diabetes medication until it has been approved by your doctor. Your surgeon will also provide you with more complete guidelines for post-operative care and recovery.
Gastric bypass patients generally spend two nights in the hospital following their procedures, whereas gastric sleeve and adjustable gastric banding patients usually spend one.
What Dietary Guidelines will I have to follow after the Procedure?
Your post-bariatric surgery diet will see you progress in several phases, from soft and pureed foods to the incorporation of solid foods once again. From there, you will still need to follow the proper daily lifestyle in order to achieve your long-term weight and health goals.
We’ll provide you with ongoing education and assistance. You’ll also benefit from our convenient online store, with doctor-recommended foods, drinks, and supplements.
What happens after surgery?
It is important to continue being involved with follow-up appointments after your procedure. This is where your doctor will be able to advise you on adjusting or ceasing your diabetes medication, while offering further guidelines for your lifestyle.
Additionally, our comprehensive bariatric program also helps our patients to succeed via support groups, mentors, as well as education, assistance and outreach.
I’m ready to take action, what do I do next?
You can improve your health and win your fight against both obesity and type 2 diabetes starting today. All you have to do is decide to take action and pick up the phone. Call Tristate NYBG at 800.633.8446 to learn more about how we can help you.