Complications to watch out for


24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

Call 911 or 811.

If you have difficulty breathing or for any emergency: immediately contact /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText Urgences-santé 911.

/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText Call 811 to speak with an Info-Santé nurse at any time (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) if you have questions about your health or if you experience these complications: 

Red surgical wound
Your surgical wound or your incisions are warm, red or have discharge.
Nausea
You have nausea or have vomited multiple times and you cannot tolerate food.
Fever
You have a fever over 38.5° Celsius for more than 24 hours.
Pain
Your pain increases or is not relieved even with pain medication.

Also monitor:

Avoid foods that are too spicy, difficult to digest, or that are very hard.
If you have difficulty tolerating a food consistency, go back to the previous step (e.g., from solid to soft).

  • Eat slowly and chew well.
  • Eat more often and eat small quantities during the day.
  • Avoid drinking while eating and do not use a straw.
  • Do not drink while eating.
  • Limit chocolate, tea and coffee.
  • Eat slowly.
  • Limit spicy foods, acidic fruit and tomatoes.
  • Avoid carbonated beverages.
  • Do not chew gum.
  • Avoid bending over after meals
  • Dumping syndrome
  • Dehydration
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

For more information, refer to pages 17 and 18 of your food guide (which you will get at your nutrition group class).

You can contact the nurse at the Bariatric Clinic at the Hôpital de la Cité-de-la-Santé at 450-975-5562 from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.