The Optimise Weight Loss Blog

What Follow Up Will I Need?

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Your weight loss surgery package will include a 2-year follow-up programme, where you will be seen 4 times by your consultant, and also 6-8 times by the dietitian. Your appointments will be more frequent to start with after your operation, but as time goes by you would normally need to be seen every few months. It is likely that your…

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Will I Be Able To Eat Normally In The Long Term After A Sleeve Gastrectomy Or Gastric Bypass?

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Yes! By about 6 weeks after your operation, you will be able to eat normal textured food, but just in small quantities. You won’t be able to manage much in one meal, so it’s very important to make sure you are getting the right nutrition. We recommend you focus on your protein intake, so do have fish, meat, eggs, and…

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Pre-operative Diet For Sleeve Gastrectomy & Gastric Bypass Surgery

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Before you have a Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) or Gastric Bypass (RYGB) operation, you will have been seen by our dietitian and clinical psychologist, who will have advised you regarding nutrition and eating patterns to optimise the results of your surgery. It is important to make sure the food you eat is nutritious (preferably home cooked), with an emphasis on fresh…

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