Laparoscopic Surgery for Severe (Morbid) Obesity Patient Information (FAQs)
Obese people are at risk of developing lifestyle disorders like diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol abnormalities. These cumulatively increases the risk death from cardiovascular disease ( angina, heart attacks, heart failure)
It is considered as permanent weight loss measures.
Excess weight loss begins right after surgery and continues for 18-24 months after surgery.
It is usually takes around 1-2 hours depending on the type of surgery ( Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass surgery).
Patients may experience some hair loss post surgery.
- Gallstone formation can be lessened with medication taken for the first six months after surgery.
- Nutritional deficiencies such as anemia, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen and many arthritis drugs that contain aspirin should not be taken after Bariatric/Metabolic surgery.
- Smoking after weight loss surgery may cause ulceration
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
- Respiratory insufficiency
- Sleep apnea syndrome
- Gstroesophageal reflux disease
- Gallbladder disease
- Stress urinary incontinence
- Lower back pain, degenerative disk disease, and degenerative joint disease