Bariatric care relates to the prevention and treatment of obesity. Obesity is a serious health condition that is linked to a multitude of chronic health conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea and strokes. The general rule is that when someone’s BMI reaches or goes above 30, they are referred to as a bariatric patient.
How can I find bariatric care near me?
If you find yourself asking how you can find bariatric care near you, you have come to the right place. We offer dedicated bariatric care in Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell, Cannock, South Stafford, Telford, Birmingham and other surrounding areas. Get in touch to find more information and details on all our locations.
Bariatric surgery is an option to help treat obesity as it restricts the amount of food that goes into the stomach. It can be conducted a couple of ways.
Gastric band – This is a minimally invasive, quick and reversible surgical procedure that places an inflatable band round the top of the stomach and decreases the size of the stomach. This in turn reduces food intake.
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy – This is where a surgeon removes a portion of your stomach, limiting the amount you can eat. The result of this is you feel full after eating small amount of food.
Bariatric surgery is only recommended for those whose health has been dramatically affected by obesity and if they are at risk of severe complications and other health issues.
Recovery after bariatric surgery and how we will help
While bariatric surgery is a relatively low risk surgery, it is still important to undertake a level of care afterward. We will be on hand to help you ensure that no infections arise and that there are no potential complications after surgery such as infections, blood clots in the legs or lungs and internal bleeding. From the moment you arrive home from hospital, your specialized bariatric carer from Secure Healthcare solutions will closely monitor your condition and ensure you are as comfortable and looked after as possible.
We know that with bariatric care it doesn’t end once your wounds have healed, it is a long and dedicated process. It is important to continue with the success of the operation by following a strict but controlled diet so your weight loss journey can continue, and you carry on heading towards a healthier you.
For the first few days after your surgery your diet is restricted to water and thin fluids such as soups which are easily digestible. After this, you can introduce other liquids and blended foods to your diet, before introducing soft food approximately four to six weeks later. When the six weeks are up you can eat normal food again, but it’s vital this is tailored to give you the best nutrients and vitamins required to keep you healthy.
How we can help you?
- Assisting you around the house such as to the bathroom or to a chair from your bed
- Repositioning you in bed between different positions to prevent bed sores or get your more comfortable
- Helping with your personal hygiene
- Assistance with any wound treatments you require
- Monitoring your condition
The rapid weight loss you experience after bariatric surgery can be a shock to the body and can lead to vomiting and in turn dehydration. A Secure Healthcare Solutions carer will be on hand to ensure you get the fluids you need to feel fit and healthy and will provide the care and attention required at all times.
We know the time after the surgery where you can want to slip back to old habits. Our live-in carers can help you through this with support, motivation and an exercise and meal plan to keep you on the right track. In the two weeks before your surgery you must follow a liquid diet to reduce the size of the liver and make the surgery safer, but we can also assist with this.
If you find yourself asking “how can I find bariatric care near me” please get in touch. We have bariatric care in Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall, Telford and many other locations around the country. See the full list here.