Gastric Sleeve Recovery
Following gastric sleeve patients may experience some belly pain and need pain medication for the first week, because the incision the weight loss surgeon makes may be sore.
Gastric sleeve is designed to make the stomach smaller; therefore you will get full more quickly when you eat. Food also may empty into the small intestine too quickly. This is known as dumping syndrome. It can cause diarrhea and make you feel faint, shaky or nauseated.
Depending on the gastric sleeve technique—open or laparoscopic—you will have to be careful and avoid heavy lifting or strenuous workout while you are recovering from the surgery. Laparoscopic technique is the most common, which means the recovery time is faster.
Gastric Sleeve Post-op Diet
Your weight loss surgeon in Turkey will be able to provide you with specific instructions regarding your diet and eating regimen. For the first month following surgery, your stomach can only handle small amounts of soft foods and liquids while you are healing.
It’s importing to try to sip water and stay hydrated throughout the day. You may also notice that your bowl movements are not regular right after the surgery. This is completely normal. Try to avoid constipation and straining with bowel movements.
Bit by bit, you will gradually be able to add solid foods back into your diet. You must be chew food well and you must stop eating when you feel full. This might need some getting used to, because you can feel full after eating small quantities of food.
If you failed to chew your food well—or do not stop eating when you’re full—you may feel discomfort or nausea and may sometimes vomit. If you drink a lot of high calorie liquid, such as soda or fruit juice, you may not lose the weight.
If you continue to overeat, your stomach may stretch. In that case, you will not benefit from the surgery.
It’s advisable to work with a dietitian to plan healthy diet that can give you sufficient protein, vitamins, and minerals while you are in the process of losing weight.
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