Bariatric Surgery is becoming more popular all over the world. After surgery, it’s just as important to find and treat problems, improve long-term health, and eat a healthy diet to pick the right patients for surgery. This activity talks about the different types of bariatric surgery and how to deal with problems after surgery. People who have bariatric surgery need a team of people to help them all the time.
Post-operative care after bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery has been done laparoscopically because they have linked it to shorter hospital stays, fewer wound complications, less pain after the surgery, and better surgical tools. It also reduces the risk of postoperative thromboembolism (VTE), which many found to be a common cause of postoperative disease and death. They put all patients on a very aggressive VTE prevention plan after surgery. Soon after surgery, sequential compression devices (SCD) and low molecular weight or uninterrupted heparin are important.
After bariatric surgery problems
Afterward, there can be problems. It is true for any surgery. Before you have weight-loss surgery, talk to your bariatric surgeon to make sure you understand all of the risks and complications.
The side effects and other problems after bariatric surgery aren’t very rare.
Before and after your surgery, we can help you with the following things.
After surgery, you might feel isolated or depressed.
After having bariatric surgery, it is common to feel a little depressed. In the months after the surgery, you need to get used to the new things.
Having weight-loss surgery can make you feel depressed, so if you are, talk to your doctor about it. UPMC has support groups for people who have had weight-loss surgery. These groups can help you with any mental or emotional problems you have.
Loss of hunger: Food doesn’t taste good.
Most people lose their appetite after having surgery. Many people don’t even like the foods that they used to enjoy or find interesting anymore. It is because ketone bodies are made when fat is broken down.
Cooking smells bad and makes you sick.
After weight loss surgery, food odors can make you feel a little sick. It is because ketone bodies can make you less hungry for certain foods or food. In the long run, the side effects of these and other drugs will fade away quickly.
Talk to your doctor as soon as these changes last more than a month. You might not be getting enough minerals.
The weight rose after surgery.
However, causes of weight gain after surgery are poor eating habits and not exercising enough.
Extra skin after you lose weight
Successful weight loss leaves you with extra skin. The skin on your body may become loose after you lose weight. It can make you feel uncomfortable or self-conscious, and it can be hard to hide.
People who have bariatric surgery can get help from UPMC’s Life of Weight Loss program, which uses surgical and non-surgical techniques to help them look and feel better.
After bariatric surgery, you should work out.
Before starting or stopping exercising after surgery, you should talk to your doctor or nurse. Most patients can begin exercising six weeks after they have surgery. It would help if you started walking a few minutes each day as soon as you get home from the hospital.