Post-bariatric surgery procedures
What Is Bariatric Surgery?
How Do I Maintain Good Health Following Bariatric Surgery?
When you work with Svetlana on a post-bariatric surgery diet, you get the advice of a weight aoss expert with more than three decades of experience in the medical field. And she offers more than just knowledge about your bariatric post-op diet; she provides appropriate vitamins, hydration and nutritional supplements to keep you healthy while you shed those pounds.
When you follow Svetlana’s guidance at Vitality NP Family Health, you can concentrate on losing weight. She’ll watch your health and make sure you’re on the right track. As board-certified family nurse practitioner and anti-aging specialist, she has the knowledge and experience to provide excellent care after your surgery by:
- Developing your post-bariatric diet plan
- Giving you a post-bariatric education so you get the most out of your lifestyle changes
- Implementing an exercise program that fits your individual goals and limitations
- Providing emotional support and aftercare
Do I Need to Change My Diet?
Depending on how quickly your body heals from the bariatric surgery, you have to limit your diet. Bariatric post op-diet plans typically begin with liquids. Once your body resumes its normal digestive functions, usually after the first week, you can begin eating pureed food. It normally takes fewer than 90 days of being on a soft food diet to return to solid foods. Essential dietary guidelines suggest that you must:
- Drink at least six glasses of water each day to keep your body hydrated
- Drink between meals, instead of while you’re eating
- Take your time chewing and swallowing smaller amounts of food
- Avoid fatty foods and empty carbohydrates
- Eat mainly proteins
- Do not drink alcohol
- Avoid coffee, tea, and sodas
- Supplement your food intake with complex multi-vitamins and vitamin supplements
Svetlana specializes in post-bariatric care, which includes carefully formulated post-bariatric surgery diet plans and exercise. She knows what to expect from your post-bariatric surgery recovery. For example, by maintaining your nutritional health, you minimize hair loss, which is common after gastric bypass and after bariatric surgery. When you adhere to your post-bariatric diet plan, you:
- Limit your food intake, which allows you stomach to heal without being stretched, since now no more than half its original size
- Continue your weight loss toward your goal while maintaining your health and vitality
- Decrease your risk of complications or consequences
- Keeps your digestive tract from being overloaded, which has its own set of consequences
What Are the Best Vitamins for Post-Bariatric Surgery?
At Vitality NP Family Health in Lower Manhattan, Svetlana works diligently to recommend the best combination of vitamins and supplements to improve your health following bariatric surgery. You can take advantage of alternative medicine, such as intravenous (IV) therapy options designed to boost your immune system and insure adequate hydration. A vitamin C IV treatment, along with other nutrient-boosting injections, sustain your body following any gastric surgery.
Svetlana Pyatigorskaya has spent years researching and developing her own post-bariatric surgery vitamins. You can take them from an IV or orally in liquid or pill form. To give you exactly what you need after surgery, the best vitamins for post-bariatric surgery have slightly higher amounts of:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamins B1 and B12
- Vitamin D
- Calcium citrate
Can I Skip Post-Bariatric Surgery Support?
Even with the surgery to limit your stomach size, you won’t stay healthy and lose weight unless you learn a new way to eat. A bariatric post-op diet, education and lifestyle changes all contribute to lasting weight loss. Without the post-bariatric surgery support offered by Vitality NP Family Health, you may regain the weight, and that would be a shame, considering the hardships and expense of the surgery. Dangers of skipping the post-surgical support include:
- Anemia from iron deficiency
- Kidney damage or failure
- Depression and anxiety
- An eating disorder, such as bulimia or anorexia
- A decrease in bone density
- Confusion, short-term memory loss or irritability
- Low self-esteem or a poor self-image
- Addiction to drugs or alcohol
Finding the right support following your bariatric surgery helps you adapt to your new situation. And if you need post-bariatric plastic surgery in NYC, Svetlana can provide recommendations. Her care focuses on your needs, both physical and emotional. Contact Vitality NP Family Health for the best post-bariatric surgery primary care.