CALL TODAY 413-736-3163 PVSAMD@pvsurgical.com
WEIGHT LOSS FAQ
Our Frequently Asked Questions section refers to United States-based generally standard and accepted practices. As always, please check with your healthcare provider to determine their practices, guidelines and what they recommend for you.
What Is Obesity?
What Is Morbid Obesity?
What Causes Morbid Obesity?
How Can I Tell If I'm Morbidly Obese?
What Are Obesity-Related Health Conditions?
Should I Choose Weight Loss Surgery?
What Are The Risks & Possible Complications of Bariatric Surgery?
What About Life After Weight Loss Surgery?
PREPARATION FOR SURGERY FAQ
We do not mandate a liquid diet or weight loss unless your physician specifically requests it before your surgery.  It is important for you not to gain any weight once you have entered into our weight loss program.  Read your dietary guidelines that are given to you at your first consultation.  They are also available on our website.
INSURANCE ISSUES FAQ
Every ones insurance is different!  Our staff works hard during the process to make sure that you are approved for surgery. If you have any questions please ask any staff member.
SURGERY FAQ
Make sure you have some support for at least the first 24 hours after surgery or when you go home from the hospital.  If you have any problems please call the office our physicians cover each other when our office is closed.  It is best if you call between the hours of 9 AM to 5PM Monday through Friday
HOSPITAL STAY FAQ
If you are having the sleeve or bypass procedure you will be required to stay in the hospital two nights and usually discharged on the morning of the third day.  Arrange for your transportation, bring your own protein drink and comfortable clothes to wear.
LIFE AFTER SURGERY FAQ
The first few months after surgery will be very challenging because you will not be eating like you previously did.  Remember if you have any questions we have support groups for you and you can always call the office to speak with someone.
DIET FAQ
Follow your dietary guidelines.  Your daily goal is to have three meals per day with maybe a small snack. Each meal should have at least 2o grams of protein.  The ideal protein range is 60 grams to 90 grams per day.  Make an appointment with Katie Defoe-Raymond RD,LDN after surgery.

 

Facebookyoutube