The pre operative instructions will vary from patient to patient
After the Obesity Surgery/Gastric Sleeve Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery, patient is kept under observation in the Surgical ICU overnight.
Patient gets sleepy right away after the operation due to the sedation given by the bariatric surgeons during anesthesia and during the healing period.
Patient may feel some uneasiness when coming out of the effect of the sedation. Discomfort gradually decreases to a bearable level within a few minutes without any anesthetic injections. Patient should try to avoid drugs as they can cause drowsiness and patient may sleep for a longer period of time which is not acceptable.
Patient may feel nauseated immediately after the post-operative period. If this happens, patient must inform the nurse so that suitable medication can be given to avoid vomiting, as it is not desirable.
Patient must try to move limbs after the Gastric Sleeve. Patient is then mobilized during the day following surgery. The catheter will be removed and patient can use the washroom.
Physical activities are not restricted. Patient can start walking as soon as he/she are shifted to their room. Patient can climb stairs. However, he/she should prevent from lifting heavy weight for 4-6 weeks following surgery.
Patient is discharged when his oral intake of fluids reaches 1.5 – 2 liters per day.
The pipe attached to the patient’s abdomen is removed during follow-up appointment
Patient is adviced for follow up usually one week after discharge from hospital