Surgery in the Treatment of Obesity (cont.)
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If you undergo weight loss surgery, you will continue to receive close medical care for the rest of your life. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding will require more frequent visits for band adjustment. Postoperative dietary (including vitamin, mineral, and possibly liquid protein supplementation), exercise, and lifestyle changes should be reinforced by counseling, support groups, and working with your primary care physician. Postoperative care may include planning for reconstructive operations after weight stabilization for certain patients.
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Medically reviewed by Donald Lee, DO; Board Certified Family Practice
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/15/2014
Kathryn L Hale, MS, PA-C
Michel M Murr, MD
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