21 August 2008

  1. 4- to 6-day hospital stay (2 to 3 days for a laparoscopic approach). Most people can return to their normal activities within 3 to 5 weeks. Early studies of the laparoscopic approach to surgery for obesity suggest that it reduces recovery time and postsurgery complications.
  2. Generally You’ll see your surgeon 3 weeks after surgery and then every 3 months for 1 year. After 1 year, see your surgeon once per year.
  3. A biliopancreatic diversion may cause dumping syndrome. This occurs when food moves too quickly through the stomach and intestines. It causes nausea, weakness, sweating, faintness, and possibly diarrhea soon after eating. These symptoms are made worse by eating highly refined, high-calorie foods (like sweets). In some cases you may become so weak that you have to lie down until the symptoms pass. Dumping syndrome does not occur in a biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.
  4. In a biliopancreatic diversion, the part of the intestine where many minerals and vitamins are most easily absorbed is bypassed. Because of this, you may have a deficiency in iron, calcium, magnesium, or vitamins. To prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies, you may need to work with a dietitian to plan meals, and you may need to take extra vitamin B12 as pills, shots, or nasal spray.

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