Embarking on a weight loss journey can be overwhelming. If you’re considering weight loss surgery, choosing the option that best suits your goals and health needs is essential for long-term success. The surgeons at our Bariatric Center of Excellence review a patient’s medical history, body mass index, and goals during consultations before recommending a procedure.
We’ve designed this quiz to help you get an idea of the type of surgery you might need. Whether you’re considering gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or another procedure, this quiz will provide valuable insights and considerations to assist you in making an informed decision. Some of the questions involve determining if you’re a good candidate for weight loss surgery, while others are recommendations that can help ensure a positive experience with long-lasting results.
Your weight, body mass index (BMI), underlying health conditions, and other attempts to lose weight are all factors that influence which bariatric procedure is best for you.
Some bariatric procedures help you lose weight by changing the production of hunger-related gut hormones. It’s also essential that you understand the dietary changes patients need to make after weight loss surgery. For example, patients follow a clear liquid diet immediately after surgery, followed by full fluids and some pureed foods. Consumption of soft, solid foods begins about 10 to 14 days after surgery, emphasizing sources of protein, some carbohydrates, and fiber.
Successful weight loss surgery patients typically make other significant lifestyle changes, including regularly exercising and significantly reducing or eliminating alcohol consumption. If you’ve been thinking about getting bariatric surgery, you can request a consultation at SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre or call us at (888) 278-7952.