FAQ

Prior to surgery practice the liquid diet for 2 days and transition to the puree diet for 2-3 days. This will give you a chance to experiment with food preparation and adapt to the regimen.

Hernias do not typically cause sharp pain but they do can cause discomfort.

Open surgery involves the surgeon creating a long incision to open the abdomen and operating with "traditional” medical instruments.

Your ability to resume presurgery levels of activity depends on your physical condition, the nature of the activity, and the type of bariatric surgery you had.

As with any surgery, there are immediate and long-term complications and risks. Possible risks can include, but are not limited to:

Most pills or capsules are small enough to pass through the new stomach pouch. At first, your doctor may suggest that medications be taken in crushed or liquid form.

Groin hernias (otherwise known as inguinal hernias) can be approached either through a regular open incision or through laparoscopic techniques.

Because every insurance policy is unique, it's important that you thoroughly understand your Certificate of Coverage to know exactly what is and isn't covered through your plan.

BPD/DS is a combination restrictive and malabsorptive procedure that reduces the size of the stomach by 70%. The pouch is still a bit larger than with other procedures that use restriction.

The gallbladder stores about 50ml of bile which is produced in the liver, emulsifies fats and neutralizes acids in partly digested food.

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