Wellstar Bariatrics | Weight Loss Surgery Video Risks, Benefits FAQ

Video FAQs

How do you determine which bariatric operation is best for a patient?
How long does this whole process take?
Will I have to go on a diet before I have bariatric surgery?
Does type II diabetes make surgery riskier?
Can I have laparoscopic surgery if I’ve had other abdominal surgical procedures in the past, such as hernia or bariatric surgery?
What is the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch? Do you recommend it?
Can I go off some of my medications after surgery?
Will I have to take vitamins and minerals after surgery?
Will I have to diet and exercise after weight loss surgery?
How long after metabolic and bariatric surgery will I have to be out from work?
Will I lose my hair after bariatric surgery?
Am I going to be able to eat the foods I like?
When can I get pregnant after metabolic surgery and bariatric surgery? Will the baby be healthy?

There are numerous weight loss surgery procedures patients can undergo including, duodenal switch with gastric sleeve, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. Our facility even offers LAP-BAND correction surgery. These various surgery methods make the stomach smaller so patients eat less food. By eating less they are able to lose weight more effectively and prevent excess weight from occurring. 

With any surgery, there are risks. Yet, bariatric surgery is now a minimally invasive surgery which makes it safer for patients. Complications can occur during and after surgery, which is why it’s important to have the best-trained professionals helping you with your weight loss journey.

On average, bariatric patients can lose up to 80 percent of excess body weight. Individual weight loss results vary greatly and heavily depend on after-surgery care. At WellStar, we want all patients to reach their ideal potential which is why we offer services outside of weight loss care to encompass all aspects of a healthy individual. 

After weight loss surgery, there are strict rules on what patients can and cannot eat. The biggest problem bariatric patients face is staying away from their former comfort foods and indulgences. Our nutritional experts will educate you on what constitutes healthy food and the correct portion sizes to put onto your plate. 

Patients who do not lose weight after bariatric surgery typically fail to implement healthier lifestyle choices into their lives. Healthier lifestyle choices would include eating smaller meals and of the right foods, sticking to an exercise routine and being more mindful of what they are consuming. At WellStar, we have medical professionals in all aspects of healthy living including fitness, nutrition and even sleep that can help you find the right healthy combination to become your healthiest self. 

The short answer: no. Exercise is still a relevant and essential part of a healthy lifestyle. After weight loss surgery, exercise helps patients boost their metabolism to lose more weight overall. Our fitness coaches and professionals can help you develop an exercise routine that is relevant to your goals and will help you feel better every day. 

Our website has a wide variety of sources to help educate you about weight loss surgery and the journey. If you are considering bariatric surgery, watch our free seminar and schedule a consultation with one of our medical practitioners today. 

Our Locations

Dr. Menachery Practice

1700 Hospital South Drive
Suite 202
Austell, GA 30106
(770) 944-7818

4441 Atlanta Road SE
Suite 312
Smyrna, GA 30080
(470) 956-4200

Dr. Jean-Pierre Practice

55 Whitcher Street
Suite 410
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 919-7050

Dr. Major Practice

1600 Vernon Road
Suite A
LaGrange, GA 30240

106 Lukken Industrial Drive W
LaGrange, GA 30240
(706) 880-7450