EVERY ID IS A GASTRIC BYPASS/SLEEVE MEDICAL ID
Custom engraving means every ID works for you!
Choose the style you prefer, and we will engrave it with your weight loss surgery details, precautions, and other pertinent information.
Weight loss surgery has become increasingly common in recent years. Also referred to as bariatric surgery, these potentially life-saving procedures are all different, yet the ultimate goal of significant, safe weight loss is the same for all of them.
If you have had restrictive or malabsorptive weight loss surgery, medical ID jewelry is a daily necessity. Most bariatric surgery results in altered anatomy. In the event of an emergency, a person who has had gastric bypass surgery cannot be intubated via blind NG tube, which is the in-field standard for EMTs. They must use a lighted scope or run the risk of rupturing the patient’s stomach pouch. Further, in most cases, weight loss surgery patients cannot safely take NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Ibuprofen), and they must limit their intake of sugars due to the significant risk of dumping syndrome. Therefore, medical personnel must know from the first moment of treatment that their patient has undergone weight loss surgery.
Some of the most common types of bariatric surgery include the following:
- Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Roux en-Y Gastric Bypass
- Gastric Sleeve Surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy)
- Gastric Banding Surgery
- Adjustable Gastric Banding
- Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
What should I engrave on a gastric bypass/sleeve medical ID?
If you or someone you love has had gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or other bariatric surgery, medical ID jewelry is a true necessity. We recommend listing your name, surgery type, any medications, all allergies, and emergency contact numbers.
Here are some examples of common engravings for medical ID jewelry for adults who have had weight loss surgery:
GASTRIC BYPASS 02/14
NO BLIND NG,
NO BLIND NG
ALGY PCN, SULFA