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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