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Who should consider Bariatric Surgery?

  • Person with BMI over 40 (check your BMI here)
  • Person who need to lose 80 to 100+ kgs weight
  • Suffering from obesity related illnesses

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

  • Direct benefit will be weight loss
  • Indirect benefits could be overall improvement in once health
  • Avoidance of obesity related health problems
  • Ability to lead a healthy life

Post surgery stay at hospital

  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery - 2-3 days
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery - 2-3 days
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery - 1 day

Risks of Bariatric of Surgery

    Risks vary by various bariatric procedures:
  • Obstruction of Stomach
  • Dilation of esophagus
  • Chronic nausea and vomiting
  • Acid reflux

Recovery time for various surgeries

  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery - About 10 after surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery - About 2 weeks after surgery
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery - 2 - 6 weeks after surgery

Diet to follow after the surgery

Phase 1: Clear Liquid Diet

  • Staying hydrated is very important post surgery, keep sipping liquids. Should take atleast 1.5 litres of fluids per day.
  • Fruit juices needs to be diluted - Some people experience nausea or suffer from diarrhea, to avoid this dilute the fruit juices needs to be diluted to avoid
  • Avoid extreme hot or cold items

Phase 2: High protein food to help the pouch heal

  • Any high protein food items can be takenMen:
  • 60-70 grams of protein

    Women: 50-60 grams of protein

  • Vitamin Supplements
  • Drink plenty of fluids, 1.5 litre a day

Phase 3: Adaptable, soft diet

In this phase the idea is to introduce digestable solid foods. Following can be had during this phase

  • Cereals
  • Cooked Vegetables
  • Fresh Fruits
  • Fish
  • Chicken

Vitamin Supplements Drink plenty of fluids, 1.5 litre a day

Phase 4: Stabilization diet

During this phase a person who has undergone bariatric surgery can eat regular foods.

  • Having nutrient dense food (avoid empty calories)
  • Well balanced 3 meals each day with calorie free liquids between meals
  • Avoid foods high in sugar or those foods which do not contain vitamins / minerals