Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital
& Research Center
Immediately after surgery you will be put on liquid only diet. Your nutritionist will be with you to guide you about your diet.
Will I have any difficulty in medications :
Generally when you start loosing weight, your requirement of medication for control of diabetes or high blood pressure starts reducing, the dosage modification will be done by your physician. Sometimes large pills may require to be crushed before swallowing.
Pregnancy after weight loss surgery :
Obesity surgery is a major surgery. after surgery during a weight loss phase major metabolic as well as hormonal changes are occurring in the body. Hence it is advisable to delay the pregnancy for at least by one year.
Which type of food ?
In beginning you will be on liquid diet, gradually going to solids. However you will not eat solid tough, dry meat ,high fiber containing vegetables, skinny fruits like grapes. Bandsters can have anything but in small quantity.
What should I eat ?
Any high quality protein produce is advisable. Chicken, fish and certain vegetables is good combination. Although red meet is high in protein content it is a fibrous type of food stuff, hence avoid red meat.
Will I suffer from constipation ?
Not necessarily. As your intake is less, stool volume also be less. You will be given a mild laxative but a large quantity of water is good idea.
Can I have alcohol ?
Alcohol is a stomach irritant. It also provides lots of calories, which is not advisable. Since beer is a carbonated drink it stretches the stomach pouch so avoid it. Very occasional intake of alcohol may be allowed.
What happens when I am sick ?
If you have a gastric band, important advantage is it is adjustable. If your condition requires to have large quantity of food, one can always remove water from the band thus deflating it. The band can be readjusted when you come to normal.
Do I need to remove the band if my weight is optimal ?
Most patients will plateau in their weight loss when their weight approach to normal. However band may be adjusted appropriately if you continue to loose weight beyond your ideal weight. Most banded patients will regain most of all their excess weight when band is removed.
Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital offers five types of rooms: general ward, semi-private (two beds), private and Deluxe, suite. Bed assignments are based upon availability.
We cannot guarantee that your request will be met when you arrive. However, we will do everything possible to arrange your requested accommodation during your stay.
Your hospital bed is equipped with controls to regulate its height and to raise and lower the head and feet positions. Because your medical condition can affect your balance and mobility, side rails may be temporarily placed in the "up" position.
Please do not try to get out of bed by yourself if the rails are elevated or if your physician has requested you remain in bed. Once your physician has approved that you may leave your bed, please ask for help in getting in or out of bed if you are weak or unsteady on your feet.
A nurse call button is located at your bedside. Simply push this button when you need assistance and a member of your nursing team will come to your room or respond through the intercom at the nurses’ station.
You may be transferred from one room to another or from one floor to another. This may occur because of your medical needs, to accommodate another patient’s medical needs, or upon your personal request. Such moves will be handled as efficiently and conveniently as possible for you.