1. A patient having gastric bypass surgery is required to have a negative nicotine test prior to surgery?
True False
2. Smoking and or use of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs, such has Ibuprofen or Aleve, has been shown to significantly increase a patients risk for ulcers?
True False
3. After weight loss surgery it is not necessary for patients to exercise?
True False
4. Patients can avoid “dumping syndrome” after a gastric bypass if they avoid extra sugars’ in their diet?
True False
5. It is important to limit your alcohol and caffeine intake after weight loss surgery?
True False
6. After surgery it is not important to avoid drinking 30 minutes before and after eating?
True False
7. Some of the risks of surgery include but are not limited to bleeding, pneumonia, leaks, extended hospital stay, and in rare cases death?
True False
8. The laparoscopic gastric banding procedure is a restrictive procedure?
True False
9. Patients who have weight loss surgery can achieve an improved quality of life, a reduction or resolution in co-morbid conditions, and consistent, predictable weight loss if Silver Lake NewStart guidelines are followed?
True False
10. Patients who have weight loss surgery are required to take chewable vitamins for the rest of their lives to prevent vitamin deficiencies?
True False
11. The laparoscopic gastric banding procedure is a reversible procedure?
True False
12. Patients who choose to have the laparoscopic gastric banding Procedure will require frequent follow-up visits with their surgeons to adjust the band to achieve desired weight loss?
True False
13. Patients who don’t commit to nutrition and life style changes will lose just as much weight as those patients who make and keep their commitment to nutrition and life style changes?
True False
14. If you have any post operative complications you must inform your surgeon immediately regardless of what hospital or Doctor that you go to?
True False
15. Silver Lake NewStart is a multi-disciplinary program which never charges for support services after surgery?
True False
16. There is a less than 1% risk of mortality, (death) within 30 days of surgery, with any of the weight loss procedures offered?
True False
17. The laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is considered a minimally invasive surgery?
True False