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Bariatric Surgery

Knowledge Check

Before you decide to have bariatric surgery, it’s important that you understand how the surgery changes your bo​dy and the way it works, and what you can expect after having the surgery. Check your knowledge in the que​stions below.

Knowledge Check​

1. Obesity is a chronic disease that needs lifelong treatment. Bariatric surgery is one treatment option for obesity.
 
 
 
2. What are the benefits of having bariatric surgery? (There may be more than one correct answer.)
 
 
 
 
 
3. After bariatric surgery, I will need to make lifelong lifestyle changes.
 
 
 

Correct! You will need to make lifelong lifestyle changes including having healthy eating habits, taking vitamin and mineral supplements, and making time for physical activity each day. For more information, see: Your Best Health After Surgery and Nutrition After Surgery.

Incorrect. After bariatric surgery you will need to make lifelong lifestyle changes. To learn about these lifestyle changes, see: Your Best Health After Surgery and Nutrition After Surgery.

4. If you smoke, you will need to quit before bariatric surgery and not smoke after the surgery. If you don’t stop smoking, you won’t be able to have the bariatric surgery.
 
 
 
5. How will my life change after bariatric surgery? (There may be more than one correct answer.)
 
 
 
 
6. What do women of childbearing age need to think about before they decide to have bariatric surgery or after having bariatric surgery? (There may be more than one correct answer.)
 
 
 

Correct! For more information, see: Your Best Health After Surgery: Pregnancy.

Correct! For more information, see: Your Best Health After Surgery: Pregnancy.

Correct! For more information, see: Your Best Health After Surgery: Pregnancy.


 

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