The founder of the Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery offers insights on how to promote post-surgical recovery.
Plano, TX, April 18, 2015 – Courtesy of advanced surgical techniques and modern medicine, most people who undergo weight loss surgery experience an uneventful recovery period. A small percentage, however, may discover a few bumps in the road. There are measures, however, that patients and their doctors can take to reduce the already low odds of complications even more.
“When patients and their surgeons both with an eye on limiting complication risk, the outcome can be very pleasing,” says Dr. Nick Nicholson, founder and lead surgeon at the North Texas-based Nicholson Clinic, one of the top weight loss surgery centers in the country. “Weight loss surgery demands a partnership between both the patient and medical professional to ensure success in the immediate post-surgical days and in the long term.”
Nicholson says one of the more troublesome complications from weight loss surgery can often be avoided entirely when patients and doctors work together to prevent it. Leaking at the staple line is a rare occurrence to begin with, but this potentially fatal complication still demands extra care to prevent its appearance.
“Surgeons can help prevent this particular complication on surgery day by using a buttressing material to reinforce the staple line to ensure more strength,” says Dr. Nicholson. “Patients can help after procedures by simply following dietary restrictions to the letter to prevent putting too much strain on the staple line.”
Those two simple steps, Dr. Nicholson says, can dramatically reduce complication risk while helping patients get back on their feet faster.
Founded by Dr. Nick Nicholson, one of the country’s leading weight loss surgeons and co-author of “Weight Loss Surgery” The Real Skinny,” the Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery offers a variety of options to help patients gain control of their weight and their lives.