Gastric Bypass Pre Op Help

alleykat Apr 30, 2008 Health
Questions to ask your surgeon before surgery. What to pack for your hospital stay.

What Should I Ask My Doctor:

 

  •  Do you perform the surgery laprascopically or open?
  • How many surgeries have you performed?
  • Whats your mortality rate?  (How many people you've performed gastric bypass surgery on have died?)
  • Whats your complication rate?
  • Whats your most common complication?
  • What type of after care do you provide/suggest?


What To Buy Before Surgery:

 

  • Protein Samples is your doctor/nutritionist wants you using supplements - do not buy to much because your tastes will change.
  • Blender/magic bullet to mix protein shakes and smoothies.


To Do List Before Surgery:

 

  •  Take before pictures - make sure you get the front, back, and sides.
  • Take before measurements.
  • Get your house in order.
  • Pre cook some meals if you have little ones you may not feel like cooking for a while.
  • Have a friend on stand by to help you out at home if needed.


What To Take To The Hosital:

 

  • Chapstick
  • Your own pillow
  • Slippers
  • Cell Phone
  • Ipod
  • Loose fitting pants for going home  (your stomach will probably be swollen and you will need pants with an elastic waist)
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