What are the Procedure Risks?
As mentioned, both of these procedures require the usage of anesthesia, and as such carry the same risks of all procedures involving anesthesia, as well as the general risks of all types of surgery.
Beyond that, the gastric sleeve has risks including internal bleeding, abscesses of the abdominal wall, and leaking along the staple line. There’s also a risk of developing acid reflux disease, however this can typically be managed with proper nutritional and lifestyle guidelines. Gastric sleeve is newer than other procedures and the same type of long-term data is therefore unavailable.
Lap-band carries specific risks such as infection of the band or port, dilation of the stomach pouch, band erosion or slippage, and food bolus obstruction. Revisional surgeries may be required if results aren’t seen. It’s essential to follow all nutritional guidelines, as the lap-band is the easiest procedure to “cheat” yourself with by failing to maintain the correct lifestyle.
What Post Bariatric Surgery Diet will I need to follow?
Following your procedure, you will be given very specific instructions on how to manage and maintain your diet. Generally, this will take you through three separate two-week phases. You’ll begin with an all-liquid diet for two weeks, and then begin incorporating softer foods, before moving onto a wider array of food choices.
The Tristate New York Bariatric Group offers a comprehensive bariatric support program to help with your post-bariatric surgery diet and lifestyle, including patient education, support groups and mentors. Additionally, you can purchase doctor-recommended foods, drinks and supplements at our convenient online store.
What is the Cost of Lap-Band Surgery in New Jersey?
Good news – most insurance companies provide full coverage for obese patients who need to undergo bariatric surgery. There are specific guidelines involved, and we’re here to help. We’ll answer any questions you may have and help walk you through this process. If you are unable to obtain coverage for any reason, we also offer patients several different financing plans as alternative options.
What is the next step to change my life today?
Single Incision Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery can change your life. You will see fantastic weight loss results, with a procedure which is less invasive than any other existing options, offering reduced recovery time, reduced pain and reduced visible signs of surgery.
Call our office today at 800.633.8446 to learn more about SILS lap-band or gastric sleeve in New Jersey and how the Tristate New York Bariatric Group can help you accomplish your weight loss goals once and for all.