Dr. Gonzalez explains how a caregiver can help a loved one who is recovering from gastric bypass surgery.
A caregiver can be active with the patient. Activity is very important after surgery. We walk some of our patients the same day of surgery, and everybody is walking the next day after surgery. So a caregiver, instead of serving the patient and bringing them everything, they will encourage him to walk, walk with them, be active with them and participate in the recovery.
About Dr. Gonzalez, M.D.:
Anthony Gonzalez, M.D., is a general and bariatric surgeon at the Baptist Hospital of Miami and South Miami Hospital. He has been practicing medicine for more than 10 years and focuses his interest on bariatric surgery and laparoscopic surgery.