Question: How long does it take to fully recover from gastric sleeve surgery?

On average, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the incisions to heal and 6-8 weeks for the stomach staple line to heal. After one month, most people can begin a normal exercise routine and are well on the way to being fully recovered.

How long are you out of work for gastric sleeve?

Gastric sleeve recovery at home “Patients may resume more vigorous activities after four to six weeks. They must also follow a specific diet.” Patients are also advised to take three to four weeks off from work, depending on their job.

How long does pain last after gastric sleeve?

If your surgery is performed by a team of experienced surgeons, you should expect a completely tolerable pain using painkillers for a period of only 24 to 36 hours.

Is gastric sleeve surgery painful?

Anecdotally, laparoscopic gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) produce a similar amount of pain. Typically, more pain is experienced at the site of the incision that the surgeon removed the stomach from. This is usually the upper left quadrant (under your rib cage on your left side).

Will I feel hungry after gastric sleeve?

Its perfectly normal for patients to have concerns about their appetite after gastric sleeve proceedings. After all, one of the critical success factors in gastric sleeve surgery is to reduce the stomach size by up to 80% and stifle the post gastric sleeve hunger.

Can I have mashed potatoes after gastric sleeve surgery?

Bariatric pureed diet foods include: Mashed potatoes. Unsweetened applesauce. Refried beans. Cottage cheese.

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