Nowadays, we all have a very busy life, full of activities and responsibilities: work, school, sons, housework, sport activities, socialization and many other things that we don’t want or can’t leave behind.
Due to this, one of the most frequent questions from our patients is about the gastric sleeve surgery recovery time and how this recovery time will affect those daily activities immediately after surgery and in the mid and long term.
One of the most common concerns from our patients is related to the diet that they need to follow after gastric sleeve surgery. The initial doubts are various, like how much will they be able to eat, what can they eat, what they can’t eat, how much time will the post op diet take and even if they will eventually be able to eat normally.
The gastric sleeve post op diet is mandatory for two main reasons: to reduce to the maximum the chances of complications and to give entry to the new lifestyle and eating habits that the patient should embrace. This does not mean that the patient won’t be able to eat “normal” food, eventually he/she will be able to do so, but in small healthy portions.
A little known fact is that in addition to the required diet after the gastric sleeve surgery, there is also a preoperative diet.
It is important to note that the diet should be done by patients who have a high Body Mass Index, above 35. Patients with BMI under 35 can go forward with surgery without the need of doing this pre-op diet.
Preoperative gastric sleeve diet is as important as the postoperative diet because it is part of the preparation necessary for the patient who will undergo gastric sleeve surgery.
For any scheduled and elective procedure is always advisable to know the aspects that you as a patient can or should take into consideration to make a positive contribution to the evolution of both, the intraoperative and postoperative process.
Here we provide you valuable advice which will help your experience with gastric sleeve surgery to be as smooth and positive as possible.
It is a lot of information but we think what is very convenient for you to take these tips as a good basis for your planning and to have a clearer idea of how to prepare for your gastric sleeve surgery.
The gastric sleeve surgery is an excellent procedure that relatively just a few years after being approved as a primary bariatric procedure has gained much popularity.
Unlike other methods which are also in demand by patients, the gastric sleeve has not made use of huge marketing investments from medical companies such as other procedures involving the placement of devices like as the gastric balloon or gastric band.
The popularity of the sleeve gastrectomy may be said to have won it "on its own" thanks to the great benefits that offers and the low rate of complications in the short, medium and long term when compared with other more invasive procedures such as gastric bypass or duodenal switch.
If you're reading this article it is very likely that you're convinced that diets don’t work, we could almost assure you that if you do an analysis of your previous attempts to lose weight you could list more than 3 different diets that have not worked. If you wonder how can we say this with such certainty is because most of us have been there at some point in our lives.
Want to know why? We will give you our perspective regarding the possible errors that are often made when trying to lose weight by dieting.
North Americans are gaining weight at an extraordinary rate, the rate of chronic diseases and deaths due to obesity is matching that unfortunate growth. The CDC estimates that one-third of all adults in the United States is obese, and a Canadian study by Memorial University suggests obesity rates in Canada have tripled in the past three decades.
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