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There are many serious risks associated with gastric bypass, which you need to discuss with your doctor. These risks relate to any surgery or anaesthesia and include allergic reactions to medicines, blood clots in the legs that may travel to your lungs and cause serious complications, blood loss, breathing problems, heart attack or stroke during or after surgery, and infections in the cut, lungs (pneumonia), bladder, or kidney. Down the road, you may suffer from iron, calcium and Vitamin B12 deficiencies, unless you stick to prescribed diets and vitamin supplements.
If you are a smoker, you should stop smoking several weeks before surgery and not resume smoking ever again as smoking slows recovery and invites other problems. If pregnant, tell your doctor what drugs, vitamins, herbs, and other supplements you are taking, including those bought without a prescription. You will be asked to stop taking aspirin, vitamin E, and any other drugs that make it hard for your blood to clot. Take your doctor’s advice on this score. Also, prepare your home for when you return, as you will have to avoid strenuous lifting or shifting after the procedure.
Six incisions. The largest will be about 1cm. All scars will fade in time.
Whatever discomfort is felt in the first 3-4 days can be countered with painkillers.
Within a week.But some patients prefer to take 10 days’ bed rest.
Yes, as these could lead to deep vein thrombosis. Consumption can resume 10 days after surgery.
It is not advisable to conceive for 12–18 months after the surgery. As your body’s nutritional intake will drastically drop during the first post-operative phase, it will adversely affect your baby’s health. You must consult your gynaecologist for advice in this regard.
Two or three days, at least. You will be allowed to return home only after you show you can ingest pureed food without vomiting, can move around without a lot of pain, and do not need pain medicine through an IV or with injection.
Studies show that even after 14 years of surgery, patients have maintained 80% of excess body weight loss.
It isn’t. It’s for life and, therefore, requires a long-term commitment from you to stay true to diet plans, exercise routines, and suggested lifestyle changes.