Procedures and Outcomes
Clinical Pearls for Emergency Room Care
Important diagnoses to rule out after bariatric surgery:
Click below for a comprehensive algorithm for the care of bariatric patients in the emergency room.
We provide 24-hour access to a bariatric surgeon through the M-Line.
Recovery and Follow-Up
Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy follow the same recovery plan and diet progression.
2-3 day hospitalization
2 week follow up in Bariatric Surgery Clinic
2 month follow up in Bariatric Surgery Clinic
6 month and yearly follow-up in the MEND clinic
It is important that bariatric surgery patients receive life-long follow up.
Post-operative Restrictions (for 2-4 weeks):
No heavy lifting (over 10 lbs)
No driving while taking narcotic pain medication
No baths or pools (showers are okay)
70 grams of protein/day
64 fl oz/day
No concentrated sweets
No carbonated drinks
Vitamin supplementation after bariatric surgery is essential to prevent anemia, neurologic deficiencies and osteoporosis.
Vitamin supplementation requirements after gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy are different.
We provide specific recommendations for each operation below.