What can I expect my recovery to be like post surgery?
The risks you face and the guidelines for your recovery will both vary dependent on the type of surgery you elect to have.
Whereas gastric bypass patients spend two nights in the hospital in most cases, gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy patients may need to spend only one night. There are also different guidelines for how much recovery time is necessary at home before turning to work and normal activities. Your surgeon will discuss with you the specifics of your recovery.
Any type of surgical procedure which involves the usage of general anesthesia carries certain risks. Beyond that, the risks of your procedure may include bleeding, infection, pneumonia, gallstones, blood clots, and increased risk of heart attack.
What Dietary Guidelines will I have to follow after the Procedure?
After your procedure, you will move through a multi-phase dietary program. This brings you step by step towards the incorporation of small amounts of solid foods.
From there, you will need to follow the correct daily lifestyle and nutritional program. You will receive more specific instructions on your dietary needs, including the foods you can eat, in what amounts, and whether or not you need any supplements, from your doctor.
What happens after surgery?
Undergoing diabetes surgery is only one piece of the overall puzzle. You need ongoing follow-up appointments to adjust your diabetes medication and evaluate your condition and weight loss. You will also benefit greatly from additional support, guidance and instruction. We provide this to our patients through a number of formats, from ongoing education, to mentors and support groups.
I’m ready to take action, what do I do next?
It’s never too late to turn things around, changing and even saving your life. Fight against obesity and fight against type 2 diabetes with our help.
Call Tristate NYBG today at 800.633.8446 and we’ll help you get started with diabetes surgery in New Jersey and schedule your initial appointment.