What To Expect After Bariatric Surgery

What To Expect After Bariatric Surgery

It is normal to be thinking about the aftermath of weight loss surgery.  This article will help you to know what to expect post-op, however it is important to know that everyones story differs because everyone is different.  This is a guide to what to expect, but know that things may be different for you and that is not to dissuade you or make you think something is going wrong in your recovery, but it is to be expected that your results will vary depending on the effort you put into it and your healing process.


You can expect to lose weight very quickly after your surgery, partly due to your new diet, but also with routine exercise that you must implement into your routine.  It is to be expected that you may struggle with the new routine and cravings.  It also may be difficult for you to deal with incorporating a new exercise regimen.


It is also to be expected that any health conditions you had prior to surgery may improve or go away completely.  You should expect to feel and be healthier after surgery.  Your quality of life should improve as well.


Any weight you lose after surgery will vary depending on what you way before going into surgery.  You should expect to lose about 40-60% of your extra weight after surgery.


You should expect a short recovery time due to the minimally invasive procedure, and you will be released shortly after your procedure.  You should feel normal within 3-5 weeks.


Some side effects may be gas pains, constipation, sugar rushes, vomiting from high sugar meals, and gallstones.  It is normal to be concerned about any side effects and you are instructed to reach out to Pompeii Surgical or your primary care physician to make sure everything is ok.


You can expect your body to handle food differently than before your surgery.  It may also be harder for your body to absorb nutrients and you can ask your Doctor if there are any supplements you may need to take.


This surgery will give you dramatic results if you utilize your tools correctly by incorporating diet and exercise.  Eating small frequent meals can help any issues with your body processing the food.  You can expect this to be hard to get used to if you are used to eating big meals.  Creating a nutrition plan and sticking to it is imperative.  Creating an exercise routine is also an imperative step and can be difficult to get used to.  Any help you may need you can seek from Pompeii Surgical or your support system.