Welcome to hospital


Day 0:

In the ward:

  • You will be admitted to hospital on the morning of your surgery at 8-10 am (depending on the time of your operation) unless you have specific medical problems that require close monitoring overnight.
  • You will sign the consent of the operation.
  • Once you have been admitted and changed into your theatre gown, you will wait in the ward until theatre is ready.
  • A final check between the theatre staff and the ward staff takes place before you go through into the operating theatre.

In the theatre:

  • You will move onto the theatre bed and a blood pressure cuff, ECG and an oxygen monitor will be attached to you so your anesthetic team can monitor you closely throughout the procedure. Your anesthetist will place a cannula (drip) into a vein and ask you to breathe some oxygen through a plastic facemask. Your anesthetist will then gently send you off to sleep.
  • To help prevent blood clots, anti-embolism stockings will be placed on your legs.

In the recovery room:

  • You will wake up in the recovery unit with monitoring attached to you.
  • You will have a cannula (drip) in your arm.
  • One or two small tubes may be placed around the stomach pouch to drain body fluids after the laparoscopic surgery. These are usually removed in one to seven days.
  • No nasal tube or urine tubes will be placed.
  • You will stay in the recovery room after your surgery for one hour.
  • Depending on your medical condition, there is the possibility of being placed in the intensive care unit to closely monitor your heart and lungs.

Back to the ward:

  • You should attempt to stand up and move around as soon as possible, usually within the first 24 hours to prevent blood clots in your legs.
  • X-ray film with dye will be taken for your operation to check any leakage within 24 hours of the operation.
  • There will be some pain which relieved by strong pain killers.
  • You will take some medications and fluids to prevent dehydration till you can start oral fluids.

Day 1:

  • You will stay in the hospital approximately one to two days after laparoscopic weight loss surgery depending on your medical condition.
  • You will be discharged when you are able to:
    1. Take enough liquids by mouth
    2. Have no fever
    3. Have adequate pain control with medication
  • Before your discharge, don’t forget to take your medical report and sick leave for 3 weeks.

For your convenience: 

  • All my team will be in contact with you all the time, including me.
  • My accountant or assistant will be responsible for your hospital admission from the start.
  • You will be admitted to a hospital suite or separate room with your companion.
  • A qualified nurse will be responsible for you during your hospital stay.
  • My assistant will take an x-ray film with dye for your operation.
  • If there is any complain you should call me directly at any time.
  • I will be with you at the end of the first day and in the morning of the next one.

Complains:

If you have any complains or obstacles (either medical or non-medical), you should call me directly at any time.

Adjustable Gastric Banding


Gastric banding is an adjustable gastric band that alters the anatomy of the stomach to help you reduce your food intake.

It is performed laparoscopically, meaning that the surgeon makes small incisions as opposed to one large incision.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy?


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This surgery can also be referred to medically as gastric sleeve resection, gastric sleeve surgery or tube gastrectomy.

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Gastric Bypass


Gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass) is regarded internationally as the “gold standard” of weight loss surgery designed to reduce your food intake if you have tried and failed to lose weight through diet and exercise. Follow up to 15 years after surgery has shown patients maintain weight loss after gastric bypass surgery.

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