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28 important questions you should ask before choosing weightloss surgery

Dr. Lala .A.

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What Are The Questions You Need To Ask Before Weightloss Surgery?
1.What is diabetes? High blood pressure? High cholesterol? Sleep apnea? Severe arthritis?
2.Are there are other ways of losing weight that I should try beside surgery?
3.What is a nutritionist or a dietitian? Why should I make an appointment to see one?
4.What is a weight-loss program?
5.What are the different types of weight-loss surgeries?
6.What is the scar like for each type of surgery?
7.What is the best surgery to help me lose weight and keep it off?
8.How much weight will I lose? How fast will I lose it? Will I continue to lose weight?
9.How much does the surgery cost?
10.What can I do before surgery to lower my risk of complications?
11.How can I get my home ready before I go to the hospital?
12.How much help will I need when I come home?
13.Will I be able to get out of bed by myself?
14.How do I make sure my home will be safe for me?
15.How can I prepare myself emotionally for the surgery?
16.What types of feelings can I expect to have?

17.What medicines should I take or not the day of the surgery?
18.How long will the surgery last?
19.What are the choices of anaesthesia?

 

20.Will I be in a lot of pain after surgery?

21. What will be done to relieve the pain?
22.How soon will I be able to get up and move around?
23.What will my wounds be like? How do I take care of them?
24.How active can I be when I get home? How much can I lift? When will I be able to drive?

25.When will I be able to return to work?
What will eating be like after weight-loss surgery?
26.When will my first follow-up appointment be after surgery?
27. How often will I need to see the doctor during the first year after my surgery?
28.Will I need to see specialists other than my surgeon?
In other sequel to this topic, answers to the above questions will be provided with in depth discussion on the different types of weight loss surgeries available today.

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Dr. Lala .A. is a graduate of University of Ilorin who also holds a Diploma in Computer Engineering. She is an MDCN (Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria) certified doctor who aspires to be a plastic surgeon involved in creating awareness about women's rights and responsibilities and also training would be surgeons. She is a proud member of various reputable bodies including the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI). She loves to read, write, sleep and play the drums in her spare time.