Ms. Pearl Savla- Masters in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
Gastric banding is a type of weight loss surgery that involvesplacing a silicon band around the upper part of the stomach to decrease stomach size and reduce food intake.
Post Gastric Banding Surgery your commitment to adopting a physically active lifestyle along with sustaining healthy eating habits are critical to your long-term success and also it will help improve your circulation, reduce the risk of blood clots, promote wound healing and improve your bowel function.
From 1st – 4th week post-surgery engage in light physical activity like moving around the house, getting back into performing normal daily activities and gradually encourage yourself to start using stairs.
1 month post-surgery start with light to moderate physical activity like walking, yoga and doing household work. Gradually increase the distance and intensity as you feel and aim to walk for about 10,000 steps per day. You could take the help of a fitbit or related apps on your phone.
Post 3 months you start with cardio exercises like brisk walking, swimming, jogging, cycling and gradually increase the intensity of your workout as per your tolerance level.
Weight training should be encouraged after 6 months and it will lead to better weight loss results and toning post-surgery.
About Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker is an accomplished Bariatric Surgeon and Laparoscopic Surgeon. She is very renowned and is extremely passionate about her field of specialization.
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker is an accomplished Bariatric Surgeon and Laparoscopic GI Surgeon. Extremely passionate about her field of specialization. She completed her MBBS and MS in General Surgery in 2006, from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Sewagram. Set up in 1967 by none other than the first health minister of India, Ms. Sushila Nayar, MGIMS is deeply rooted in Gandhian ethics. Read more