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Gastric Bypass Recovery

The recovery process can be challenging, especially after gastric bypass surgery. However, you do not have to do it alone. You can either recover in a hospital or at home but ensure that someone is helping and supporting you. Here is a guide to understanding gastric bypass recovery!

Recovery in Hospital: Pain Control

After your gastric bypass procedure, you may feel discomfort either in the incision area or due to how your body was situated during the procedure. As the surgery require you to fall asleep using propofol, you may also experience shoulder and neck pain.

If your pain restricts you from moving, alert your doctor. Oral medications are used to treat pain and they function best when taken on a regular basis. Do not wait until your pain becomes unbearable before requesting another dose. Maintaining a consistent amount of medication keeps the pain under control.

Recovery in Hospital: Exercise to Speed Recovery

Getting active as soon as possible is the most effective method to reduce recovery time. Circulation can be improved by just walking short distances or changing your sitting positions in bed. Blood flow is beneficial to healing and prevents blood clots to form.

After surgery, try to do the following exercises once an hour. To improve agility and lung function, it is also best to practice these motions before surgery.

  • On the first night after the surgery, sit up and dangle your feet, then stand at the side of your bed with the support of your physical therapist or nurse. This may be painful, but it will get easier with practice.

  • You will be asked to take a stroll a day after the surgery. After that, go for a walk at least thrice each day and do breathing and leg exercises once an hour. Even if you do not feel well enough to go for a walk, try to get as much exercise as possible.

  • You will also learn how to breathe deeply and cough from your nurse. Deep breathing and coughing can help to prevent pneumonia by loosening secretions that may build in your lungs or throat. Deep breathing also improves circulation and aids in the elimination of anesthetics used during surgery.

Recovery at Home

After reaching home, relax for a while. Your body is recovering after major surgery and the weight loss that happened during the early stages of recuperation. Keep in touch with your bariatric surgeon so that they can help to make your recovery go smoothly.

Avoid doing strenuous activity for three to six weeks. For six weeks, avoid carrying anything heavier than 15 to 20 pounds. Non-vigorous activity such as walking is recommended. Increase the length of your walks gradually. Stay hydrated as you may experience nausea or vomiting.

Experience Smooth Recovery with TreVita

You can experience the best quality bariatric surgery at an affordable price at TreVita. We provide a range of procedures, from Gastric Bypass to Gastric Sleeve. We go to tremendous measures to monitor your wellness and health after surgeries. We strive to ensure that our patients receive the best possible recovery care they need. Do contact us to learn more!