How long will I be out of work?
How often would I need to see the surgeon after my surgery?
What Are The Risks Associated With The Sleeve Gastrectomy?
What are other benefits of weight loss surgery?
How will my diet change after weight loss surgery?
Will I lose my hair after bariatric surgery?
Will it be necessary to take supplements following weight loss surgery?
What if my insurance company requires a pre-surgical diet program?
When can I start exercising again?
Can I have laparoscopic surgery if I've had other abdominal surgery procedures in the past, or have a hernia, or a stoma?
Sometimes your surgeon may ask to see the operative report from complicated or unusual procedures, especially those on the esophagus, stomach, or bowels.
Can I have laparoscopic surgery if I have heart disease?
- High Blood Pressure
- Lipid problems
- Heart enlargement (dilated heart, or abnormal thickening)
- Vascular (artery and vein) and coronary (heart artery) disease
During the screening process, be sure to let your surgeon or nurse know about any heart conditions you have. Even those with atrial fibrillation, heart valve replacement, or previous stents or heart bypass surgery usually do very well. If you are on blood thinners of any type, expect special instructions just before and after surgery.