Question: When do you go back to work after gastric sleeve surgery?

As a guideline, both open and laparoscopic gastric bypass and sleeve surgery patients have about a 2-3 week recovery period, (although some can take as long as 6 weeks) before they can return to work. Open surgery patients generally take longer. The difference in how these two surgeries are performed explains this.

How long after gastric sleeve can I return to work?

Return to Work: Patients with a desk or sedentary job will be able to return to work 7-10 days after the operation. Those who have strenuous occupations will have activity and lifting limitations until 3 weeks after surgery.

How much time off do I need for gastric sleeve?

Generally speaking, you can return to regular day-to-day functioning within about a week following the procedure. However, if it is at all possible, we suggest that gastric sleeve patients take two to four weeks off work to give themselves time to adjust to their new stomach and daily routine.

What can you not do after gastric sleeve surgery?

Foods to Avoid After Bariatric SurgeryRed meat thats tough or dry.Greasy, high fat foods.Heavily seasoned or spicy foods.Sugar alcohols, such as erythritol, glycerol, mannitol, sorbitol and xylitol.Foods reheated in the microwave.5 Jan 2020

How much weight will I lose the first month after gastric sleeve?

During the first month, patients can expect an average weight loss of up to 30 pounds. After three months, the percentage of overall excess loss can reach up to 30 percent. That number increases to 50 percent after six months – which means the expected weight loss translates to about two pounds per week.

How fast do you lose weight after gastric sleeve?

Whats The Average Monthly Weight Loss After Gastric Sleeve? Most patients lose between 2-4 lbs (0.9-1.8kg) every week for about 6-12 months. This results in a monthly weight loss of about 8 to 16 pounds.

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