You will be recommended start drinking water by small sips already in the first few hours after the surgery. The first 3-4 days after the surgery you will drink only water under control of medical personnel.
You will be advised start walking same or the next day after the surgery, following your surgeon’s instructions.
You will be given pain medications to control pain.
We will provide you the 4 stages dietary guidelines.
Your first ‘liquid meal’ will be recommended on the 4th-5th day after the surgery. Take the eating slowly, same as drinking – start from a very small amount of 30 ml, then increase the amount day by day. Couple of months after you have left the hospital, you will be able to eat regular solid food, just the quantity will be much smaller than before.
After about six weeks, it should be relatively easy for you to enjoy a small meal. Aim to have three main meals a day. You can try also healthy snacks twice a day between meals. Establish regular mealtimes!
It is recommended to take additional vitamins and minerals after a gastric bypass surgery. Follow your surgeon’s recommendations!
Exercise is important in the recovery from any operation. Walking is one of the most effective forms of exercise for this purpose.
Later a regular daily exercise program is highly recommended. Physical exercise improves muscle tone while you are losing weight. About six weeks after surgery you should be able to tolerate all but the most strenuous exercises.
During the first year, patients lose, on the average, two-thirds of their excess weight after gastric bypass surgery.
The weight loss may be slower after sleeve gastrectomy surgery as it does not perform the malabsorption.
About 10% of patients fail to experience significant weight loss, primarily because they persist in consuming high-calorie liquids or soft foods, such as peanut butter, ice cream and sweetened sodas, which readily slide through the little stomach pouch.
The surgery itself should not be your only miraculously cure to obesity. The long term success will depend on your personal commitment and ability to really change your old bad habits.
Follow-up visits / consultations with your surgeon are recommended periodically until your weight has stabilised. Blood tests done twice a year after gastric bypass surgery are required to help assess your health condition.
Along with incredible cosmetic, social and self-esteem benefits, significant improvement of several health conditions is observed and registered in weight loss surgery patients.
Health conditions that can be prevented or improved with weight-loss surgery:
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