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Tips for Life Before and After a Weight Loss Procedure

LA area bariatric surgeon, Dr. Feiz, provides insight into how weight loss surgery will change a patient's lifestyle…starting well before the actual procedure

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past several years, weight loss surgery has become increasingly popular, and for good reason. As study after study has confirmed, its efficacy against not only the disease of obesity itself, but such potentially devastating illnesses as diabetes, the evidence supporting a surgical approach to severe obesity is remarkably clear. Nevertheless, many perspective patients understandably have questions concerning how their day-to-day lives will be impacted before and shortly after the operation. , The expert team at Dr. Feiz and Associates, one of LA's finest practices for bariatric surgery, have tips on what to expect.  

Before Surgery
Before surgery, there are several preparations and adjustments a patient must make. These changes can be unique to the patient, and it's important to follow your doctor's specific requirements, however there are some common steps that typically need to be taken. To begin with, a patient will normally have to change to an all-liquid diet two weeks beforehand. This diet will also extend through the post-operative period  for a time during the initial recovery, so making a grocery list and stocking up on items like sugar-free/clear Jell-O, soup broths, and popsicles is a good idea.

Make as many arrangements before surgery as you can. Completing errands and obligations like filling prescriptions will go a long way toward reducing stress after the fact both for the patient and family members. Purchase loose-fitting clothing because your body may feel very tender during post-op. Especially if you live alone, be sure to let close friends and extended family know what you're going through so they can provide you with the support you need during recovery. Last but not least, if you're a smoker, be prepared to give it up for a while. Smoking before any surgery is ill-advised.   

During Recovery
Post-op is a very important part of the weight loss process, and patients need to take great care in order to ensure a rapid recovery and a successful outcome. Any deviation from your doctor's dietary plan could cause harm, so follow your treatment plan, and don't rush your recovery. It's important that you don't return to work right away, and only take on light duties, until your doctor says you're ready. Once you're healed enough, you may resume your normal routine and begin light exercises such as walking to help boast your recovery.

Never miss a checkup so you can make sure you're on the right track, and closely follow your prescriptions. During your recovery, you should only drink low-calorie drinks like water or sugar-free juice, and should avoid all soda (including diet). In addition to smoking, you'll have to give up alcohol consumption too.

Having the best care is paramount to a quick and swift recovery which is why Dr. Feiz and his highly trained staff of medical professionals are dedicated to providing a wide range of services to help you along. Whether you're looking for sleeve gastrectomy, lap band, or wondering the difference between a lap band vs sleeve procedure the doctor and his team are ready to hear from you, and will provide you with the personal care you need. For more information and a free consultation call 310-855-8058 or visit Dr. Feiz's website.

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