Post Surgery Instructions

A complete physical recovery from weight loss surgery can take time, and it is only one factor in determining a patient's long-term success. The full benefits of bariatric surgery are possible only with diligent attention to post-surgery diet and lifestyle requirements.

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Even a minimally invasive surgery such as laparoscopic Roux-en-Y is considered a major medical procedure, and your body will require time to recover. In addition, the result of your surgery is a dramatic restructuring of your digestive system involving surgical alteration of several internal organs. A full recovery and improved health are always expected, but the healing process can take time. Here's what you can anticipate:

Pain and Complications

Patients are likely to experience some pain following surgery due to the extensive changes to their bodies. You may have a prescription for medication to help ease the pain or address other post-surgery needs. Be sure to call your doctor if you experience excessive pain or any of the following: