Please help, how much recovery time is needed after gastric bypass surgery after hospitalization?

6-8 weeks. Normal is relative and you will have a new normal! should be close to six weeks from surgical sites etc your weight adjustment, diet, nutrition, vitamins etc will take longer to adjust and stabilize.
Recovery time varies. Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you.

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Main difference (recovery wise, etc) between getting lap band and gastric bypass surgery?

A couple weeks. Recovery following laparoscopic banding or bypass is often less than 2 weeks. You won't be 100%, but should be able to return to a desk job in this time. For manual labor, recovery will be longer. There are many other differences which can't be fully covered in this format. I would recommend looking for a free seminar in your area to further investigate this. Read more...

Injection given correctly? I recently underwent gastric bypass surgery. During the recovery I was given an injection in my stomach to prevent blood clots. A few days into my recovery I was given an injection in my arm for the the same thing. I was under t

The . The best thing for you to do in this situation is to ask your doctor that cared for you while you were in the hospital why the second injection was given in the arm. Honestly it will be very difficult for anyone to comment on why the injections were given as they were since we did not order them and were not there. If there is any concern by your doctor, everything should be documented in your chart. For the future if you have any questions or concerns question the nursing staff or doctor right away. I hope you find answers soon. Read more...
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How much weight do most people loose in the first months after gastric bypass surgery?

Varies. Most patients averages 20 +/- 10 pounds per month right after surgery. A steady state is usually reached by 5-6 month with most patients achieving most of their desired weight loss by 12-16 months. In general, the higher your preop bmi, the faster the initial weight loss. It is important for you to stay in the bariatric program - surgery is just one component of your longterm success. Read more...
2-4 pounds per week. Weight loss after gastric bypass surgery varies depending on your starting weight, where you carry your weight (abdomen versus lower body), how well you stick to your dietary regimen, whether you drink liquid calories (except for protein shakes!), and your other illnesses that may limit your exercise. Higher weight loss is seen in those that exercise, follow their diet, and see their surgeon! Read more...
20, then 15, then 12. After gastric bypass, we usually target a total of 80% excess body weight loss. So i you are 250 and you are supposed to be 150 lb, then 100 lb excess wt. You would likely lose 80lb in one year. Most of that in first few months, then slower. For the average pt who is 100 lb overweight, that would be 20, then 15, then 12, then about 35 lb over next 9 mo. Hope that helps. Read more...

Tips on caring for my baby after gastric bypass surgery?

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Can you avoid complications after gastric bypass surgery?

Bariatric surgery. Make sure that you are involved with a surgeon that runs a comprehensive program where patients are followed carefully. Ask to work with a nutritionist and or dietician before and after the procedure. There are many potential nutritional consequences of these bariatric surgical procedures. Read more...
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