You will be discharged from the Sigulda Hospital on the 3rd – 4th day after your weight loss surgery. Discharge documents from the hospital for you and your GP as well as necessary prescriptions for medications and vitamin supplements will be provided in English.
Our patient coordinator and Bariatric Success Habits Instructor Ilva, so the bariatric surgeons, are always open for your questions after your surgery.
For our English speaking customer support and convenience after the surgery we offer a free 3 months subscription on the platform Beyond Bariatrics with a certified bariatric dietician Vandhana Patel, thedietologist.co.uk in the United Kingdom.
Obesity and overweight is a chronic and often a lifelong disease, and there is no reason to deem there is one short permanent cure for it. However, bariatric surgery and responsibly considered aftercare with moderate lifestyle changes lead many patients to achieve significant long-term weight loss results that are followed by tremendous health and social benefits, and increased life expectancy.
Pain control. It is normal to experience some discomfort and pain after the surgery. There is no reason to suffer, the pain should be controlled to make you able to walk and breathe deeply after the surgery. Ask for pain medication to our nurses in the hospital. In general there is no major pain when you are discharged from the hospital.
Hydration. You will be encouraged to start sipping water soon after waking up from the general anaesthesia after the surgery. It is important to drink at least 1.5 l of water / fluids each day to prevent dehydration, kidney stones, and constipation.
Nutrition. A post-operation 4 stages diet plan will be provided to you along with instructions on how to eat, drink and avoid eating side effects such as dumping syndrome and indigestion.
Supplements and medication. Your surgeon will provide you supplement recommendations and necessary prescriptions for medications. Dr Olegs Kozlovskis recommends starting supplements 2 weeks post surgery.
Physical activity. Your surgeon will encourage you to start walking soon after your weight loss surgery and will recommend you to continue walking each day during your recovery in the hospital as well as after you are discharged from the hospital. Walking after the surgery will stimulate circulation and help in healing process as well as prevent the complication risk such as blood clotting. 4-6 weeks post surgery you will be able to start more intense physical activity.
Follow up. You should follow your surgeons and bariatric team's follow up instructions weeks, months and years after your weight loss surgery. We will keep in touch with you after the surgery at regular intervals to monitor and support your success and provide you advise, recommendations, view your blood test results, if necessary. Remember you will always continue to have access to email, online and telephone support from your patient coordinator and your surgeon. We highly recommend to continue your follow up consultations with your post-bariatric and nutrition specialist, if you have one. As breaking old habits and creating new ones takes time, we are happy to provide a 3 months subscription on our collegue's, UK based bariatric dietician's Ms Vandhana Patel platform Beyond Bariatrics. This is a valuable support to your weight loss journey!
A need for consultations of other specialists may occur as well. Joining weight loss surgery patient support groups is also recommended.
You are not alone with us! Talk and share experiences with other people, who have had or plan to have the bariatric surgery with us by joining our Weight Loss Latvia support group on Facebook.
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