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How long will I be off of solid foods after I have bariatric surgery?

How long will I be off of solid foods after I have bariatric surgery?

2-3 weeks: Band and bypass patients are usually on full liquids and pureed foods for 2 weeks. Sleeve patients usually stay on full liquids and pureed for 3 weeks. No sugar. Then solid foods with emphasis on proteins and cooked veggies. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Weight Loss Surgery (Definition)

Surgical procedures for obesity may be appropriate for some dangerously obese people, and they may reduce heart problems and many of the risks associated with obesity. These risks include high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. In fact, surgery provides much greater control of weight and diabetes than nonsurgical weight-loss methods. Studies are reporting significant reductions in diabetes, and the need for diabetic medications, after surgery. Other medical conditions that often improve after surgery include heartburn, arthritis, and other joint and circulation problems. The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after surgery, requires specialized expertise and facilities. Studies have shown that the likelihood of complications is significantly associated with the experience of the surgeon and staff. Bariatric surgeries produce weight loss through one of two approaches: * Restrictive Banding Procedures. These procedures restrict the amount of food by closing off parts of the stomach with bands. * Malabsorptive Bypass Procedures. This approach restricts the amount of food and also reduces absorption by using a bypass of parts of the intestine. The malabsorptive procedures are more successful in achieving weight loss than the banding approach, but they carry a greater ...Read more


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Will i be able to eat solid food after my sinus grafting? How long will it be until i can eat normally after my sinus grafting procedure?

Will i be able to eat solid food after my sinus grafting? How long will it be until i can eat normally after my sinus grafting procedure?

Sinus grafting: It depends on the technique. Some are done through the ridge (crestal approach) others from a lateral window. Sounds technical, but if doctor uses the crestal approach, it's best not to disturb that wound (as it's in the most dependent area of sinus and right on top of ridge where you would chew). For the lateral approach, not much to worry about. And if you're wearing a denture, really no issues. ...Read more

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I damaged my tfcc 4 months ago. Its healing very slowly. How long do I have before its to late to get surgery and will a cast make any difference.

I damaged my tfcc 4 months ago. Its healing very slowly. How long do I have before its to late to get surgery and will a cast make any difference.

Depends: Tfcc injuries (a form of wrist sprain) can take some time to heal. Sometimes they do not heal. If you still have symptoms after 4 months of treatment and therapy, you nay need surgical intervention. I usually try an injection first. See a wrist specialist for an evaluation and diagnosis. Then consider your options in light of the surgeon's recommendations. ...Read more

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How long after fiberotomy until i can eat normally? What is the recovery period like after a fiberotomy and when can I eat solid food? .

Few days-week: After any oral surgery, it usually takes a few days before things are not so sensitive. Best to go on a liquid diet (protein shakes, smoothies, etc) until you feel capable of handling some soft chewable foods, usually iw2ithi a week. Start warm salt water rinses after 24 hours to expedite healing. ...Read more

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How long do you her after a C-Section, I have a vertical C-Section and tubal done, wondering how long I will be in pain in my stomach for?

How long do you her after a C-Section, I have a vertical C-Section and tubal done, wondering how long I will be in pain in my stomach for?

It's like any : Major abdominal surgery and a lot depends on your pain tolerance, by 6 weeks you can count on feeling pretty good in the abdominal area but you will probably still tore easily from baby. Congrats on baby!! ...Read more

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How long can I have to take off of work after breast augmentation surgery?

How long can I have to take off of work after breast augmentation surgery?

4-5 days: My patients typically go back to work 4-5 days after breast augmentation. However, this is also dependent on the size of your augmentation and the type of job that you perform. ...Read more

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How long will it take me to recover after my breast implant removal? I feel like i just got done going through the process of having breast implant done and now I have to have them removed due to infection. I am hoping that is will not be a lengthy recove

Quick Recovery.: Sorry to hear about the complication you have experienced. Generally speaking, removal of breast implants is a very well tolerated procedure when it comes to discomfort and recovery time. Sometimes the use of drains are necessary; often breast re augmentation may have to wait for at least several months. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I tighten up loose skin? I had gastric bypass surgery last year and lost 130 pounds. I have lots of loose skin and have not been able to get rid of it. Any ideas short of surgery to remove it? Exercising has not helped.

How can I tighten up loose skin? I had gastric bypass surgery last year and lost 130 pounds. I have lots of loose skin and have not been able to get rid of it. Any ideas short of surgery to remove it? Exercising has not helped.

Massive weight loss: Really the only way to successfully eliminate the hanging fat that remains after massive weight loss is surgery. Surgery to remove this skin will help improve appearance, clothing fit, body contour, and hygiene as well. The trade off are scars but those can often be hidden by undergarments/swimwear, etc and for many patients the tradeoff is worth it. Well done! ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after breast reconstruction? I am worried about how much sick leave i will have to take if i opt for breast reconstruction. What is the usual amount of time someone needs to take off before they may return to work? .

How long is the recovery time after breast reconstruction? I am worried about how much sick leave i will have to take if i opt for breast reconstruction. What is the usual amount of time someone needs to take off before they may return to work?

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Reconstruction Recov: The recovery from breast reconstruction depend on whether the reconstruction is done the same day as the mastectomy, the type of reconstruction performed, and the stage of the reconstruction. Patients undergoing nipple reconstruction can generally return to work the next day. Expander or implant reconstruction will require 2-4 weeks off. Abdominal flap reconstruction will require 6 weeks downtime. ...Read more

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After head and neck cancer treatment, how long will it be before I can eat solid food again?

After head and neck cancer treatment, how long will it be before I can eat solid food again?

Depends type of surg: Depends on the type and extent of surgery, like thyroid, or parotid gland cancer will be eating by next day, on the other hand jaw, or tongue, or voice box is removed, takes wks to heal and swelling to subside and will able to eat solid foods. ...Read more

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How long do I have to stay in the hospital after I have bariatric surgery?

How long do I have to stay in the hospital after I have bariatric surgery?

Depends: The typical hospital stay for a healthy band, bypass, or sleeve patient is usually less than 24 hours for a first time procedure. The experience of the surgeon and hospital play a role however. Some bands and sleeves are actually done outpatient. Insurance sometimes requires an overnight stay such as medicare. The patients underlying medical conditions and weight may necessitate longer stays. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after having cheek implants? I work in a factory and my days off of work are very limited. I would not want to go back to work until my face was looking normal and people would not be able to notice that i had surgery. How ma

How long is the recovery time after having cheek implants? I work in a factory and my days off of work are very limited. I would not want to go back to work until my face was looking normal and people would not be able to notice that i had surgery. How ma

Usually a few days: Cheek implants are may be placed through a small incision inside the mouth or through the lower eyelid. Bruising and swelling are common after the procedure, but not very pronounced. In many cases a week off from work should be sufficient, but for those who bruise easily additional time may be needed. ...Read more

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I just had a lap scope and d&c done, how long before i can go back to work?

I just had a lap scope and d&c done, how long before i can go back to work?

D & C: That is decision by your ob/gyn who performed the D&C , depending on findings & procedure done. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Foreman
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Bariatrics (Definition)

Bariatrics is the field of medicine dedicated to the study and management of obesity. Medical and surgical weight loss, treatment options, clinical research in obesity, and the general medical care of hospital patients who are severely overweight are all covered in this field. Almost a third of american patients suffer from obesity defined as a body mass index ...Read more


Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more