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At Aleris Obesitas we have performed weight loss operations in Sweden since 2009 and our surgeons have experience from a total of more than 15 000 operations. Since our focus every day is on weight loss surgery we are highly specialized in this field. Our goal is to make our clients feel safe and well cared for when they come to us – you are the reason we love going to work.
We will send you an email containing an appointment/telephone appointment to our physician, information material and a letter regarding preoperative blood tests.
VISIT/TELEPHONE INTERVIEW AND CHECKLIST
You will meet one of our physicians or our physician will call you at the appointed time and inform you about our operation procedures, risks, the need for lifestyle change, plus make an evaluation of your specific medical history.
If the medical checklist evaluation is OK, one of our nurses will book you for surgery.
If you live more than 2-3 hours by car from us, we recommend you to stay two extra nights in Malmö.
These you book, pay and manage yourself. We cooperate with Malmö Arena Hotel (contact us for more information and promotion code). Please remember to book a travel ticket where the dates are re-bookable.
One of our dieticians will have a telephone appointment with you to guide you through our meal recommendations.
We welcome you to our clinic on your time of registration. You will see the anesthesiologist for a short preoperative assessment. A nurse will give you practical information and prepare you for surgery.
You will undergo surgery for about 1 hour and afterwards you will be under postoperative surveillance for 2 hours. You will receive help with mobilization and breathing exercises. 90 percent of our clients are fit to go home at lunch time the day after surgery.
THE DAY AFTER SURGERY
We will serve meals according to our diet recommendations. During the morning there is group information by a nurse, a dietician and a doctor. The information regards what you should pay attention to the time following surgery such as medication, wound care and follow-ups. You will also receive a certificate for sick leave. If everything is ok you will be discharged after lunch.
The two postoperative days you spend at the hotel/close to the clinic after surgery, you’ll come by the clinic daily for a check-up. After these two days, and if everything is OK, you can travel home again.
FOLLOW UPS ACCORDING TO OUR SUPPORT PROGRAM
The first postoperative year you will have access to physician, nurse and dietician on demand. Never hesitate to contact us! The following are our standard support program check-ups:
- A nurse calls you twice the first postoperative week
- Telephone appointment with a nurse after 6 weeks
- Telephone appointment/visit with a dietician after 3 months
- Telephone appointment/vist with a physician 1 year after your operation.
After this final appointment you may purchase a continuing follow up program from us. If you do not wish to do so we will send a referral to your health clinic recommending annual check-ups.