Before Your Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
Needless to say, prior to surgery you will have met with your doctor to determine that Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery in Maryland is the right option for you.
Before the procedure has begun you will be asked to remove your clothes and to change in to a medical gown.
During this time, you will speak with you doctor and staff to answer any questions or concerns you may have going in to surgery.
Additionally, they may provide a standard list of general questions to ensure that you are able to undergo surgery that day.
Next, a general anesthetic will be administered in order to help you sleep during the surgery.
During Your Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
They way in which your surgery is done largely depends on your individualized medical history as well as the hospital or practice where the surgery is being performed.
In some cases, a sleeve gastrectomy is performed by inciting a large incision in the abdomen while others are performed by inserting a small instrument through many small incisions in the upper stomach.
Next, your stomach is stapled vertically to create small sleeve in order to remove the larger stomach section.
Surgery typically takes anywhere from one to two hours.
After Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
Following your surgery, you will be monitored by your doctor and their staff for any post-op complications.
You will need to consult with your doctor for precise instructions but in most cases they recommend a non carbonated liquid and sugar free diet for the first week following surgery.
During next three weeks your diet should consist of pureed foods, whole food are usually reintroduced to your system one-month post-surgery.
You will also need to supplement your diet with multivitamins and calcium supplements as well as B-12 injections each month.
In most cases, those who follow the lifestyle guilders outlined by their doctor see around 60 percent weight loss or more within the next two years.
Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery in Maryland
At Maryland Bariatrics our staff and physicians are specially trained to perform sleeve gastrectomy surgery in Maryland.