What can I expect my recovery to be like post surgery?
Both the specifics of your recovery as well as the specifics of the risks you face will depend on the type of diabetes surgery you elect to have. For instance, adjustable gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy patients typically spend just one night in the hospital; whereas gastric bypass patients typically require a two night stay.
Any surgical procedure which places patients under general anesthesia carries certain risks. Other risks of your procedure may include developing blood clots, pneumonia, increased risk of heart attack, gallstones, bleeding and infection. With sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass, there’s also a risk of infection along internal incision sites.
Your surgeon will provide you with postoperative care instructions and tips. Additionally, never stop taking your diabetes medication or adjusting it until you have spoken with your doctor.
What Dietary Guidelines will I have to follow after the Procedure?
It’s important to understand your dietary guidelines both in the immediate weeks which follow your procedure, as well as for your daily lifestyle in the months and years ahead. You will begin by following a diet of soft and pureed foods. After several weeks, you will be able to begin eating small amounts of solid food. We’ll provide you with more detailed guidelines and instructions, as well as access to our online store, with doctor-recommended foods, drinks and supplements.
What happens after surgery?
In addition to nutritional assistance and education, Tristate NYBG provides patients with a comprehensive bariatric program to help them improve and maintain their results. This includes support groups, mentor programs, ongoing education, and follow-up appointments. This is especially important for diabetes patients, who must coordinate with their doctor for adjusting their medication.
I’m ready to take action, what do I do next?
You can take charge and win your fight against obesity and type 2 diabetes. With the latest and most effective types of diabetes surgery, and the highly experienced and skilled team at Tristate NYBG, amazing results can be achieved.
Call us directly at 800.633.8446 and we’ll provide you with more information on how you can get started today.