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The type of surgery you should have depends on the specific medical condition you have. It is best to consult with Dr. Islam who can provide personalized recommendations based on your medical history and current health status.
Candidates for bariatric surgery are typically individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or a BMI of 35 or higher with obesity-related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea. Additionally, candidates should have had a documented history of failed attempts at sustained weight loss through diet, exercise, and lifestyle modification.
The safety of bariatric surgeries has increased significantly in recent years due to advancements in surgical techniques and post-operative care.
The length of hospital stay varies depending on the type of treatment or procedure. For international patients the stay is for 3 nights, the night of arrival and 2 nights after.
Each individual's pain experience after surgery can vary, but Dr. Islam will work with you to develop a personalized plan for managing post-operative pain. It's important to communicate openly with your medical team about any discomfort you may be experiencing.
The recovery period after surgery varies depending on the nature of the procedure, and we recommend a week off work
The amount of weight you can expect to lose after bariatric surgery depends on various factors such as your starting weight, the type of surgery, and your commitment to lifestyle changes. On average, patients can lose 70-80% of their excess weight within the first year following surgery.
After bariatric surgery, it's essential to take a multivitamin that includes iron, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12, and other essential nutrients to prevent deficiencies and support overall health.
While hair loss is a common side effect of bariatric surgeries, it is usually temporary and resolves within a few months.
The time it takes before you can drive again is usually one week
Dr. Islam has extensive experience and expertise in bariatric surgery.