Bariatric surgery is unique for every patient. While there are a few different procedures performed, the patient’s age, their current state of health, current weight, and desired outcome all play a role. If you or a loved one has qualified for bariatric surgery, it is important to understand the recovery process. The Center for Weight Loss Surgery at Wood County Hospital’s experienced, caring, and professional surgeons will perform your surgery with great care and attention to detail. Here are some things to look out for following your procedure:
While bariatric and weight loss surgeries vary, many patients can expect to lose an average of 50-70% of body fat. Every patient that undergoes weight loss surgery will be expected to return to the office for long-term follow-up services with the doctor/nurse practitioner and other team members at the Center for Weight Loss Surgery. Follow up services may include a registered dietician and are designed to help you keep the weight off for good. Bariatric surgery will have you feeling happier and healthier for the long term, especially if you follow a healthy post-surgery lifestyle.
The majority of weight loss surgeries performed at The Center for Weight Loss Surgery are completed without any complications. However, every patient is different in regards to how their bodies react to the surgery. You may experience vomiting or nausea if you overeat following surgery. Combined restrictive/malabsorptive surgeries such as Gastric Bypass require long term vitamin and nutrient supplementation. Other complications such as “dumping syndrome” may occur.
Weight Loss Support
If you are experiencing any negative symptoms following your weight loss surgery, it is important to have a follow up with the doctor/nurse practitioner at Wood County Hospital’s Center for Weight Loss Surgery. Our goal is to give you the tools you need to be successful in your weight loss journey. Individuals who have had weight loss surgery are invited to attend our monthly support groups. We even have support groups for those who had weight loss surgery over a year ago and are experiencing weight gain. For more information on bariatric surgery and recovery click here or call The Center for Weight Loss Surgery at (419) 373-7699.
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