What is Lap Band Surgery
- Negative reaction to anesthesia or medications
- Internal bleeding during/after surgery
- Complications during surgery related to other underlying health problems
- Bowel discomfort, and digestive problems following surgery
- Lap-Band – Band slippage or deterioration
- Sleeve gastrectomy – Leaking, abscess infection, limited blood flow in stomach
It’s important to be aware of the risks associated with Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery for weight loss, but complications are rare. In fact, the Obesity Action Coalition found that complications occur in less than five percent of weight loss surgeries.
Your Diet After Surgery
- Phase 1 – Liquid-only diet such as broth, non-fat milk, protein drinks.
- Phase 2 – Small amounts of soft foods such as mashed potatoes, yogurt, pureed fruits and vegetables, refried beans, cottage cheese.
- Phase 3 – Bite-sized portions of solid foods like eggs, fish, lean meats, beans.
You may experience some stomach discomfort as your body adjusts to the surgery and your new diet. It’s important to stay hydrated, gradually introduce new foods at each Phase, and keep your portion sizes small.