Before starting any procedure, each patient receives counseling, psychiatric evaluation, and cardiopulmonary fitness to ensure he/she are in good health to undergo any treatment. In addition to this, patients may be advised to make lifestyle changes if need be to ensure long-term success of specific treatments. Our counselors also provide weight management education, nutrition counseling and lifestyle modification tips and programmes in case you are looking for help in following a systematic regimen.
Some of the instructions before surgery could be:
- Abstinence of smoking and consuming alcohol before surgery.
- Calorie-controlled, or diet changes prior to surgery.
- Avoidance of medications like aspirin or specific medications* that may interfere with the clotting of blood, vital for quicker healing after surgery.
*It is always advisable to consult with your surgeon prior to any medication changes.
Directly after surgery, you might have special instructions to follow as advised by the doctor. After surgery some patients may experience pain or intolerance in gastrointestinal or muscular functions, which is temporary. Some may also feel sleepy or discomfort due to the effects of anesthesia or sedation. Your doctor will give you the perfect post-procedure counseling to ensure you are not left a stranger in the process of healing.
Some of the instructions post surgery could relate to your:
- Physical activity and exercise
- Follow up procedure
- Returning to work