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I have my first doctors appointment in two weeks to start the weight loss surgery process. One thing I’m concerned about is I was hospitalized in December for a DVT and Pulmonary embolism and I’m now on blood thinner. Will I still be able to have weight loss surgery?

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This is something you will need to tell your surgeon about & ask for their requirements. They will likely suggest you stop the blood thinner for a little while before (days not weeks I’d think). You’ll be given blood thinner injections immediately after your surgery for a period of time. They may even have you wearing a compression device for a day or so. Plus you’ll have to put on compression hosiery before the surgery & wear them for a week or so after. Make sure you get up and walk laps around your ward as soon as you’re able after your surgery: short walks frequently. Same when you get home. They may have you doing additional things because of your history. But make sure you ask your surgeon lots of questions about this.

All the best.

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