Weight Loss Surgery FAQs, El Paso TX
Do the benefits of weight loss surgery last?
A new study has just emerged revealing that weight loss surgery not only helps people lose a significant amount of weight, but that the weight “appears to stay off for at least 10 years”. Details of the news may be found here.
Can I return home the day after surgery?
Patients typically must stay in the hospital for one to two days following surgery. Dr. Benjamin Clapp will leave you home with a list of post-operation directions that must be followed for a speedy recovery process and for the best results.
How soon may I eat food?
Expect to be on a liquid diet (including protein shakes) for the first two weeks following your surgery as your body heals. During week 3, you may shift to soft foods such as meatloaf, fish, eggs, etc. By week 4 you should be able to resume back to normal.
How much weight is lost from weight loss surgery?
Patients will generally lose – on average – 100 lbs. of extra body weight following the surgery. This number will vary from individual to individual.
Will I need to take time off from work?
Yes, this procedure will require you to take anywhere from 2-6 weeks off depending on what specific procedure is used and other factors.
Is Weight Loss Surgery in El Paso Right For You?
Not everyone is a good candidate for weight loss surgery in El Paso. No matter what information you read online, the absolute best way of finding out whether or not weight loss surgery is the right choice is to schedule an in person 1-on-1 consultation with our experienced weight loss surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Clapp.
To schedule an appointment or for cost & pricing information for our weight loss surgery, please call 915-351-6020 or conveniently request an appointment online.