I write this article for my readers who may also have visited me for the consultation for bariatric surgery but have opted out for various reasons. To clear the common misconceptions, read on ……
1. Is Bariatric surgery risky ?
Bariatric surgery currently is very safe. 99% patients go home the next day without any problems. Those who have a complication such as leaks and bleeds are now managed very effectively. In a paper published earlier, bariatric surgery was found to be as safe as an appendicectomy.
2. Will I feel weak after bariatric surgery since I will be unable to eat more ?
It is very common for patients who undergo bariatric surgery to feel energetic and vivacious. Patients regain a lot of confidence, are increasingly mobile and are off their drugs for diabetes, knee pain, blood pressure and are usually are at the top of the world.
3. Can diabetes be actually cured by bariatric surgery ?
Yes, there are now enough successful patients and evidence to suggest that a surgery can remit diabetes in many situations. Millions of diabetics who were on insulin and drugs to control their blood sugar are off medications. In addition, these patients do not need to live in the fear of diabetic complications such as the kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, infections, eye complications and limb-threatening feet infections.
4. Is life tough after bariatric surgery ?
Life doesn’t change after the surgery. It is the same as those individuals who value their life and practice moderation in their diet and lifestyle. Eating less come naturally after surgery. Making the food choices sensible is taught.
5. Is the process of bariatric surgery painful and bothersome ?
Thanks to improved technique and technology most patients can be sent home the next day. They are back to work within a week. The pain is minimal thanks to keyhole technique. Patients start eating normal solid food after a week after newer procedures.
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