What can I expect my recovery to be like post surgery?
Recovery varies based upon the procedure you choose.Â Gastric bypass, which is the most complex procedure of the three listed here, typically involves a two night hospital stay, whereas sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding require only one night stays.
Further post-operative care instructions and guidelines will be provided by your surgeon. Do not stop taking your diabetes medication until you have been cleared to do so.
The type of diabetes surgery youÂ will have will dictate the specific risks of your procedure. All procedures carry the same risk in terms of general anesthesia, however, more invasive procedures carry increased risks of infection and postoperative bleeding.
Risks may include blood clots, pneumonia, increased risk of heart attack, gallstones, and other issues. Other risks may be procedure-specific, such as a risk of infection at the incision sites for gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy patients.
What Dietary Guidelines will I have to follow after the Procedure?
Following the correct nutritional guidelines is critical to longterm success for all bariatric surgery patients, including those who have diabetes. You will progress from pureed soft diet to more solid food in small amounts. From there, you’ll learn how to manage your daily lifestyle to produce long-term weight loss while controlling your diabetes.
What happens after surgery?
The Tristate New York Bariatric Group believes that your surgical procedure is only one step of the process. You need ongoing support, and that’s why we offer our comprehensive bariatric program.
This includes follow-up appointments and plans, support groups, ongoing nutritional assistance and education, and even mentors. This is key especially for those undergoing bariatric surgery for diabetes, as they learn when and how to adjust medication as time progresses.
I’m ready to take action, what do I do next?
Fight back against obesity and diabetes. Gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and adjustable gastric banding can all be tools for you and help you achieve great success.
Call the Tristate New York Bariatric Group at 800.633.8446 today to learn more about how we can help and to schedule an initial consultation.