Bariatric surgery after care, helping you to make a swift recovery
Helping Hands can provide you with bariatric surgery aftercare helping you to have a swift recovery and receive continuing support with your diet, as well as any other medical conditions you may have as a result of obesity.
What is bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery is a treatment for obesity that restricts the amount of food that goes into the stomach. A gastric band can be used or a small amount of the stomach can be removed to reduce the amount of food that can be retained in the stomach. This surgery is only recommended for people whose health has been dramatically compromised due to obesity.
Recovery after bariatric surgery
After bariatric surgery a certain level of care will be required to ensure no infections arise, and to reduce the risk of potential complications after surgery. Potential complications can include infection, blood clots in the lungs or legs, and internal bleeding. Your condition will be monitored closely by your Helping Hands carer, when you arrive home after surgery to ensure that you are safe, should a complication arise.
Once your surgical wound has started to heal, your recovery does not stop there. It is important to follow a strict but controlled diet so that you continue to lose weight in a healthy way. Any nutritional deficiencies and metabolic issues should be monitored closely as you rapidly lose weight due to the surgery with the support of your carer and our nutritionist who will help you follow a diet plan, helping you to tackle any deficiencies so that you remain healthy.Request a callback Request a brochure
Bariatric nursing care from experienced carers
Our team of carers at Helping Hands can support you throughout this entire process, so that you can recover from your bariatric surgery quickly and without any potential complications. They can support with mobility keeping your wound clean and help with looking after the household. Your carer can also be a part of your diet regime, to make sure you’re eating the right amount at the right time of day to control your weight loss.
Rapid weight loss after bariatric surgery can have a negative impact on the body. Vomiting can occur in the first weeks after your surgery which can lead to dehydration. A Helping Hands carer will provide you with the care and attention you need after your bariatric surgery to ensure you remain healthy and happy, and they can be a great motivating force as you tackle a new regime with exercise and healthy meal planning.
Gastric by-pass home care
A Helping Hands personal assistant isn’t just there to support in the immediate 24 hours after surgery, but is a professional supporting hand before and after the gastric procedure. Providing motivational support, a fulltime live in personal assistant can provide routine, structure and portion control in the 2 week liquid diet leading up to surgery day. This liquid diet is so important to help reduce the size of the liver pre-surgery making surgery safer.
Post gastric by-pass home care from Helping Hands includes the necessary home care support for the first 24 hours where patients must not be left alone; and then follows with post-surgery diet support with the weeks of fluid, pureed and then soft foods as the newly tightened stomach adjusts.
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We’re here seven days a week to talk through your home care needs and find the best option for you. Call 08437770026 or request a callback and we will call you.