Weight Loss Frequently Asked Questions

How many total bariatric cases has Dr. Hollis performed?

Over 6,000 bariatric cases

How long do I stay in the Hospital?

Lap Band patients go home the same day of surgery.
Gastric Bypass patients go home within 3-5 days after the procedure.
Gastric Sleeve patients stay overnight the day of surgery and usually go home the following day.

When can I take baths or showers?

Resume showering or bathing the next day. Let soap and water run over the wounds. Gently pat dry. Do not rub.

What will I eat when I leave the hospital?

Follow the 4 week menu plan given to you at time of surgery.

Can I drive my car?

Yes, resume driving 3 days after your actual surgery.

Can I wear my seat belt?

Yes

How long before I can return to work?

This ranges from 1-2 weeks depending on the type of work and the surgery performed. Most people return to work, not involving manual labor within a week of surgery.

When do I start taking the Vitamin-Mineral Supplements you prescribed, and for how long?

Begin taking the recommended vitamin-mineral supplements daily beginning 1 week after surgery. Continue for the rest of your life!

What can I do for constipation?
  • Increase fiber and water intake.
  • Fibersure/ Benefiber as directed.
  • Over the counter constipation medications
Are there any activities that I shouldn’t do?

Avoid contact sports 4 weeks after surgery.

How much exercise can I do?

Walk, climb stairs as much as you can. Start a regular exercise routine 3-4 times a week.

What are the ways I can regain weight after weight-loss surgery?
  • Eating foods high in carbohydrates/sugars and sweets
  • Snacking frequently during the day
  • Drinking alcohol frequently
  • Not starting or participating in a regular exercise program
What type of long-term, after-care services (such as support groups and counseling) can you provide for me?
  • Ongoing support groups throughout Houston.
  • Ongoing adjustments with dietary consultations.
  • Online support groups.
  • Access to Certified Bariatric Nurse.

You have successfully subscribed to our mail list.

Too many subscribe attempts for this email address

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Subscribe to our emailing list to receive news, health tips and tricks, giveaways and much more. Subscribe now and be entered to WIN a free $25 gift card!

* indicates required

Pin It on Pinterest