After Surgery

  • Start walking slowly when you are back to your room after bariatric surgery, and keep walking constantly during the next days. This is for a better and faster recovery of the discomfort caused by the gas and anesthesia used at surgery.
  • You will stay from one to two nights in the hospital, depending on the procedure done and the physician’s opinion.
  • Don’t drink liquids until the fluoroscopy test is done, which is the day after surgery. (Before this, just take ice chips to calm the thirst).
  • You will have a drain, which will be removed 2 or 3 days after surgery. Even with drain placed, you can bath and have regular activities.
  • Don’t do heavy lifting for 6 weeks, this is to prevent complication in your incisions.
  • Follow the post-op diet. (1 week clear liquids, 1 week full liquids, 1 week soft diet, and from the 4th week on, you can have complete diet).
**See your post-op diet file.

At Home

  • For better results, remember to follow up with a nutritionist.
  • Start taking your multivitamins 2 weeks after surgery.
  • The Laboratory tests may be at the 3rd, 9th an 15th month after surgery. And those may include:
    • Lipids, *CBC (complete blood count), *Blood Chemistry, *Total protein, *Albumin, *Iron tests, *Vitamins and trace minerals, *Electrolytes

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