Pre-op medical and psychiatric evaluation is used to determine the patient’s risks for surgery. The provider considers all information and may request additional labs, tests, or other consults. It is possible that recommendations for adjustments to medical therapy may occur to help the patient get to an optimal place for surgery to reduce risks.
Preferably post op care should be done under the care of the surgeon, however patient's whose surgeon is located in a different state or country may require care of a local licensed provider to ensure optimal recovery experience and reduced risks of complications.
A seroma is a collection of straw-colored fluid under the skin that can occur after an operation. It can occur when tissue is removed from the body during an operation leaving a space which sometimes fills with fluid.
In many cases the seroma will reabsorb. However, if the seroma is painful an aspiration can relieve the pain. If the swelling is putting strain on the stitch it may result in the wound opening up and leaking if it is not aspirated.
Bariatric surgery involves manipulating the stomach or intestines to induce weight loss which may change the way your body absorbs certain types of nutrients. The right supplements and vitamins will help you to avoid nutrient deficiencies.
Note: Taking a bariatric multivitamin can help to minimize the number of your supplements.
Thiamine (Vit B1) converting food into energy and essential brain and nerve functionality. Deficiency can have detrimental effects.
B12 play role in the growth and replication of cells. It is involved in the function of nervous system .
The body needs iron to produce red blood cells. Most people need 36mg per day.
Vitamin C plays a major role in helping the body to recover
Calcium Citrate absorbs than other types (i.e. calcium carbonate and gummy tricalcium phosphate).
1,200-1,500 mg per day.
Take calcium with Vitamin D to increase absorption.
Note: Take both at least 2 hours apart from multivitamin with iron and any additional iron supplements to maximize absorption.
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