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No. 68  Collins Avenue | Nassau, The Bahamas.

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BARIATRIC SURGERY

PREPARING FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY

 

Bariatric Surgery is a procedure that helps you to lose weight by changing your digestive system. Some types make the  stomach smaller allowing you to eat drink less at a time and making you feel fuller sooner. This procedure is done within the a hospital setting; that requires you to overnight up to three (3) days.

STEPS TO BOOKING:

  1. Obtain a referral form from your physician

  2. Book an appointment with our office

  3. If you are using insurance (Present insurance card)

MEET THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST

  • Consultation booking

  • Laboratory and Imaging test completed

  • Preoperative questionnaire

   

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:

  • Fast 12 hours prior to the procedure 

  • Remember to leave all valuables at home (jewelry, money etc.)

  • Refrain from smoking and use of alcoholic beverages

  • Shower the morning of the procedure 

SURGERY TIMELINE:

  • Patient assessment about 45 minutes to 1 hour after check in

  • Anesthesia takes about 15 minutes

  • Surgery time is about several hours  

  • Recovery requires about 1 hour 

  • Upon clearance by the doctor the patient is released, approximately three (3) days after

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BENEFITS: 

  • Weight lost 

  • Improved cardiovascular health 

  • Long-term remission for type 2 diabetes
  • Relief of depression 
  • Improved Fertility 
  • Alleviate other medical conditions  

 

POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS & RISK:

  • Abscess

  • Adult respiratory Syndrome 

  • Allergic Reactions

  • Anesthetic complications 

  • Collapse or closure of a lung resulting in reduced or absent gas exchange

  • Bile Break 

  • Bowel obstruction

  • Although the risks and complications may occur only very rarely they do sometimes occur and cannot be predicted or prevented by the physician