How Quickly Can I Get Bariatric Surgery?

Do I have to wait 6 months for gastric sleeve?

On average, bariatric surgery recipients lose more than 25% of their body weight regardless of preoperative wait time, according to a recent study.

About two-thirds of patients had to wait 6 months to receive surgery due to insurance requirements for preoperative weight loss..

Can bariatric patients fast?

“Intermittent fasting is not a recommended practice for bariatric surgery patients since dietary intake is surgically restricted,” Parrott said. “Patients who have bariatric surgery are instructed to eat regularly-timed meals and reduced quantities (with emphasis on increased protein).”

How long does it take to prepare for gastric sleeve?

A too-large liver makes gastric sleeve surgery harder for your doctor to do, and more dangerous for you to have done. To prepare for the procedure, you’ll be given a specific diet to follow, beginning two weeks before your scheduled surgery date.

How painful is gastric sleeve surgery?

Whether you have gastric bypass, gastric sleeve or Lap Band surgery, there will be pain and it can be significant. It would be nice if we could say gastric bypass surgery produces an 8 out of 10 on the pain scale. Gastric sleeve surgery produces 7 out of 10 on the pain scale and Lap Band surgery is a 5 out of 10.

How much weight do you have to lose before gastric sleeve?

Amount of pre-surgery weight loss Some patients are required to lose 10 percent of their weight before weight-loss surgery is performed. For other patients, losing just 15 to 20 pounds right before surgery is enough to reduce the risk of complications.