Dr. H. Joseph Naim describes what a woman can expect immediately after having a sleeve gastrectomy bariatric procedure.
Patients who undergo sleeve gastrectomy require a one-night hospital stay at least. So after the one night, they will go home and the recovery is about three to five days.
All the operations that I perform are done laparoscopically through the keyhole incisions. Therefore, the pain is very minimal. Most of these procedures have about three to five days’ recovery. The band operation, because there’s no stapling, patients go home the same day and they can be back to work, let’s say, in a matter of three to four days they can go back to work.
In terms of the diet, all these procedures, because there’s some change in the anatomy of the stomach, I recommend all my patients to be on liquid diet for two weeks. So two weeks of liquid followed by two weeks of pureed. After about four weeks, they are used to the new stomach and they can start eating solids; they always have to chew the food well.
They have to understand that they are not to drink and eat at the same time because that may cause some irritation and what will not help them to lose weight. So we have instructions, written instruction, we have program coordinators, office managers, PAs and nurses that are there to answer all the questions. I am always available in terms of any medical questions, and this way we will not only do the procedure, we will help them through the process after surgery so they can get the best results.
About Dr. H. Joseph Naim, M.D.:
Dr. Naim received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Southern California in Los Angeles, with distinction in research with departmental honors. He then completed his medical training at prestigious Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City. This was followed with four years of training in general surgery, which concluded with an additional year as Chief Surgical Resident at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. His interest in weight loss surgery took him to another year of fellowship training in University Medical Center in Princeton, under direction of world renowned bariatric surgeon, Robert E. Brolin, M.D.
Condition: Obesity, Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
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Expertise: Incisionless Bariatric Surgery, REALIZE® Band, Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, StomaphyX™, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Revisional Bariatric Surgery