Refer to this sheet in the next few weeks. These instructions provide you with information on caring for yourself after your procedure. Your health care provider may also give you more specific instructions. Your treatment has been planned according to current medical practices, but problems sometimes occur. Call your health care provider if you have any problems or questions after your procedure.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE
After your procedure, it is typical to have the following sensations:
It is not unusual to have dry skin and some hair loss after bariatric surgery.
HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS
- Do not drink alcohol, use public transportation, or sign important papers for at least 1 day following surgery.
- Do not resume physical activities or drive until directed by your surgeon.
- Avoid lifting anything over 10 pounds(4.5kg) for 6 weeks following surgery,or until approved by your surgeon.
- Only take over the counter our prescription medicines for pain, discomfort, or fever as directed by your surgeon or dietitian’s guidelines for hat and how much to eat and drink.You will need to eat slowly. so as no to cause discomfort and vomiting.
- Use showers for bathing as directed by your surgeon.
- Change dressings as directed by your surgeon.
- Schedule a follow-up appointment with your surgeon as directed.
SEEK MEDICAL CARE IF:
- There is redness, swelling, or increasing pain in the wound.
- There is drainage from the wound lasting longer than 1 day.
- An unexplained oral temperature above 102 degrees Farenghait( or 38 degrees Centigrades ) develops.
- Your notice a foul smell coming from the wound or dressing.
- There is a breaking open of the wound (edges not staying together) after stitches have been removed.
- You notice increasing pain in the shoulder-strap areas.
- You develop episodes of dizziness or fain while standing.
- You develop shortness of breath.
- Your soreness seems to be getting worse rather than better.
SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IF:
- You develop a rash.
- You have difficulty breathing .
- You develop, or feel you are developing, any reaction or side effects to medicines.