How long does it take to be slim after bariatric surgery (i.e. weight loss surgery)?
7 January 18
You will lose 10 to 15 percent of your weight through the first month. And 30% will be lost within three to six months. However, weight loss may last for up to two years.
What are the complications of bariatric surgery? How threatening are these conditions?
17 October 17
The surgery complications depend on surgeon’s expertise and the instruments used during the surgery. However, bleeding and leakage are the major complications that there is no concern if the surgeon is an expert. Dr. Anbara has performed Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery more than a thousand times; meanwhile, only six patients have experienced minor complications which were resolved swiftly and with care post operation.
Is it possible to gain weight after bariatric surgery?
31 December 17
if the surgery is done properly and the patient adheres to the postoperative diet, the obesity will not return.
How can I lose weight by surgery?
1 January 18
We have two different kinds of surgeries which help you lose weight by shrinking the stomach size thus reducing absorbed calories. One of them is gastric banding or lap band surgery which limits the stomach size and the other one is gastric bypass which does both.
Is there any risk associated with revision bariatric surgery?
11 March 19
As any other surgery, revision surgery is associated with some risks and issues such as infection, gastrointestinal leakage, bleeding or even longer hospital stay or recovery time.
how long does the bariatric surgery (through Sleeve Gastrectomy) take?
11 January 18
it takes less than an hour.
Can a different surgeon perform my bariatric revision procedure?
11 March 19
Yes, you can undergo your revision bariatric surgery with another surgeon but make sure to find an expert surgeon. On the other hand, if your primary surgery failed, it is better to find another surgeon to perform your second surgery.
How long is the recovery period after the weight loss surgery?
6 January 18
The patient will be hospitalized for two days, and rest at home for three days. After two weeks, it is possible to carry out daily activities and even exercise.
How often does hair loss happen in patients undergoing gastric sleeve surgery?
2 March 19
It can happen in 30% to 40% of patients. It is a temporary side effect.
Is there any age limit for weight loss surgery?
14 April 19
Although there is no age limitation for having bariatric surgery, the procedure is too risky for teenagers and older adults.
How long will I need to take vitamin supplements after the bariatric surgery?
10 March 19
You need to take vitamin and mineral supplements for life.
How dangerous is Bariatric Surgery?
14 April 19
There are some risks and complications associated with bariatric surgery, as any other surgical procedure such as bleeding, infection, anesthesia risks, blockage or leaks in the bowels.