After this, you will be taken to your room or comfortable area where you can rest and recuperate until we feel you’re ready to go home.
As well as our experienced and caring nurses, one of our dietitians will visit you to talk about what you should eat while your stomach settles down. They’ll also help you plan a long-term healthy diet.
Your stomach will be sore for a few days while it heals, but we'll provide you with appropriate pain relief.
You will be on a liquid diet for 2 weeks, pureed diet for 2 weeks and then a soft diet for 2 weeks.
When you go home at first you should avoid high fibre food such as rice, beans and most healthy breakfast cereals. Your dietitian will give you further advice and remember that fibre is good to eat again after you’ve recovered.
Weight loss surgery, including this option, can be life-changing and it makes many people healthier and happier.
It's important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly after this surgery to maintain your weight loss.
How your loved ones can help
You should ask a friend or relative to take you home from hospital as you won't feel up to driving and to help you around the house for the few days.
Looking after you
Even after you’ve left hospital, we’re still looking after you every step of the way. When you leave we’ll provide you with all the appropriate medication and dietary advice you need.
Typically your consultant will want to see you after your treatment to see how you’re doing, an appointment will be made for you before you leave the hospital.
On rare occasions, complications following gastric surgery can occur. The chance of complications depends on the exact type of operation you are having and other factors such as your general health. We will talk to you about the possible risks and complications of having this procedure and how they apply to you.
If you have any questions or concerns, we’re ready to help.