weight loss surgery

weight loss surgery

Question:
what are the complications of bariatric surgery? How much are these complications health threatening?

Dr Answer:
the surgery complications depend on surgeon’s expertise and the instruments used through the surgery. However, bleeding and leakage are the major complications that there is no concern if the surgeon is expert. Dr. Anbara has performed Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery more than thousand times; meanwhile, only six patients have experienced minor complications which were resolved in further sessions.

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if the surgery is done perfectly and the patient adheres to postoperative diet, the obesity will not return.

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Question:
 How long does it take to be slim after bariatric surgery (i.e. weight loss surgery)?

Dr Answer:
you will lose 10 to 15 percent of your weight through the first month. And 30% will be decreased within three to six months. However, weight loss may last for up to two years.

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We have two different kinds of surgeries which help you to lose weight by shrinking the stomach size or reducing absorb 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.

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the patient should be hospitalized two days and rest at home three days. After two weeks, it is possible to carry out daily activities and even sports activities.

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Immediately after the bariatric surgery, you can have only a liquid diet, then you can add clear liquids to your diets. After that, you can progress your diet to pureed foods including protein foods. In the next phase, you can begin to eat more solid foods about three months after the surgery.

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obesity is one of the major causes of infertility. Bariatric surgery not only has no peril for married women, but also increases their fertility. In patients who are infertile due to the obesity, the pregnancy will be possible 4-6 months after the bariatric surgery.

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You should spread your food and drink throughout the day, drink at least 2 liters of fluid every day (in hot weather try to drink more), decrease surgery and high carbohydrate foods stop smoking, avoid alcohol and take a daily multivitamin and mineral tablet.

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Yes, you can get pregnant but you should wait at least 18 months after your surgery until your weight to be stabilize. But you need to follow your doctor’s structures.

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