Gastric Bypass patients average two to five days in the hospital following the procedure. Those who undergo surgery laparoscopically experience a shorter hospital stay. Experiencing fatigue, nausea and vomiting, sleeplessness, light-headedness, abdominal pain, flatulence, and emotional swings are natural in the first few days.
A detailed long-term diet after gastric bypass surgery is a key component in a successful outcome to lose weight.
Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure that decreases the size of the stomach and alters the small intestine to help those who are significantly overweight achieve a healthy weight and improved quality of life. If you are significantly overweight and have been unable to manage your weight with diet and exercise, gastric bypass surgery may be right for you.