Weight Loss Surgery: Is the Gastric Sleeve Right for You?
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Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery
Video taken from the channel: Columbia University Department of Surgery
Ask an Expert Sleeve vs Bypass Surgery
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Bariatric Surgery Q&A
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Bariatric Surgery Questions for Your Doc
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Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Bariatric Surgery
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bariatric Surgery at MUSC Health
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Use these questions as a starting point for considering the weight loss surgery option. Once you know the answers, continue to get advice from reliable sources, such as your medical provider, a board-certified bariatric surgeon, and other people who have undergone the procedure.Questions to Ask Your Bariatric Surgeon. When choosing a bariatric surgeon, a great deal of effort must be put into finding not only the best surgeon, but the best surgeon for YOU.
Each patient will want and require a slightly different level of care; what is important for one, may not be for another.Here are the top 10 questions patients ask about having bariatric surgery. If you’re considering bariatric surgery, reading through these questions and answers can get you on the road to researching surgery to see if surgery is the right decision for you.
Top 10 Questions Patients Ask About Having Bariatric Surgery 1.Below are some questions her patients commonly ask. Questions About Candidacy. Before going in for bariatric surgery, you want to make sure that you’re a good candidate.
Weight loss surgery is not right for everyone. If you are not interested or willing to make changes to your lifestyle after surgery, you will not be successful. To be sure you are a good candidate, ask your doctor the following questions.
Following are recommended questions to ask your bariatric surgeon and primary care doctor. I’m thinking about surgery: Do you work with a dietitian or trained counselor who can help me achieve my goals? What are the conservative treatment (nonsurgical) options?Ask logistical questions like how long the surgery will last, what type of anesthesia will be used, and how quickly you will be able to move around after waking up.
List any questions you have about pain relief, possible complications, and long terms issues like whether you’ll eventually need plastic surgery.You can check out my first five questions in Questions to Ask Before Having Bariatric Surgery, Part 1. 5 Questions to Ask Before Having Bariatric Surgery, Part 2 “How Much Weight Should I Expect to Lose and What Are Other Benefits?” Weight loss after bariatric surgery is calculated by experts in an unusual way.Questions to Ask Your Weight Loss Surgeon. Choosing to have weight loss surgery isn’t one to take lightly.
For many people, it is a decision that follows years of dealing with the problems associated with being overweight or obese.The following are important questions to review with your healthcare provider before surgery. Ask your healthcare provider to explain the answers clearly and ask for further explanation if you are having trouble understanding an explanation and/or any medical terms. Some people find it helpful to write their questions down ahead of time.Have you tried such methods repeatedly?
Bariatric surgery is considered a last-resort solution for people who are unable to lose weight by any other means. Do you have a serious medical condition? Some people with serious heart or lung conditions may not be a good candidate for surgery. Are your expectations realistic?
On the more personal side, asking a surgeon why they chose to focus on bariatric medicine and why they continue in the field can give you insight into the surgeon’s passion and commitment. This question will often allow you to better connect with and get to know and trust the person in the scrubs.Are you a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery? Which bariatric procedures have you performed this year?
How many of each specific type? How many minimally invasive bariatric procedures have you performed? And, what is your conversion to open rate?
Are the benefits of surgery worth the potential risks for me?Bariatric surgery is an increasingly popular choice. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) estimates that in the U.S., 158,000 patients received bariatric surgery in 2011, and 196,000 received it in the year 2015.
That is an increase of 24 percent in just four years!After the surgery, you will not be able to eat as much as before. Depending on the type of surgery you have, your body may not absorb all the calories from the food you eat. Below are some questions you may want to ask your health care provider before you have weight-loss surgery.
There are a lot of unknowns when patients start exploring the risks and benefits of bariatric surgery. With that in mind, we have assembled a list of the most common questions patients ask us when deciding whether or not to proceed with bariatric surgery.
List of related literature:
|from Current Surgical Therapy E-Book|
|from The ASMBS Textbook of Bariatric Surgery|
|from Evidence-Based Procedural Dermatology|
|from Pfenninger and Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care E-Book|
|from Fitness for Work: The Medical Aspects|
|from Sleisenger and Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease E-Book: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management|
|from Somatechnics: Queering the Technologisation of Bodies|
|from PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum E-Book: Preprocedure, Phase I and Phase II PACU Nursing|
|from Handbook of Obesity, Two-Volume Set|
|from Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery|