Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.

Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Bariatric Surgery

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass surgery, sometimes called stomach stapling, reduces the size of the stomach so it can only hold a small amount of food.  This causes you to feel full very quickly. In addition, a “shortcut” is created to the stomach with the small intestine, causing food to “bypass” a portion of the digestive process. This “bypassing” allows for fewer calories to be absorbed  lose weight.

Advantages of the gastric bypass

  • Average gastric bypass patients will lose approximately 80% of their excess body weight
  • The stomach is reduced to the size of an egg and the amount of food that can be eaten is restricted.
  • The anatomic and hormonal changes associated with the gastric bypass reduce hunger in patients.

Disadvantages of the gastric bypass

  • Gastric Bypass is considered permanent but in rare circumstances can be reversed.

Risks/Complications related to the gastric bypass

  • Standard risks associated with surgery, like pain, bleeding, blood clots and infection.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • “Dumping syndrome” which includes dizziness, lightheadedness and diarrhea after eating high sugar foods.
  • Ulcers that can cause bleeding or perforations (holes in the bowel). This is more commonly seen in smokers and patients taking NSAIDS (ibuprofen, advil, aleve for example).
  • Leakage and/or bleeding at the suture/staple line.
  • Vitamin and protein deficiency

Take the first step right now. Register online for one of our free seminars, or call 800-693-2273.

Bariatric Surgery Services of ChristianaCare
501 West 14th Street
Wilmington Hospital
Gateway Building, 2nd Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions