Laparoscopic Surgery Recovery

Laparoscopic surgery recovery spans about one week. During this time, patients are advised to minimize physical strain. Patients will need to adhere to specific medical and nutritional instructions provided by Tijuana Bariatric Center associates to prevent complications and achieve the best results.

Recovery Timeline

The average time for recovery with laparoscopic surgery is around one week. After one week, most patients can resume normal activities with some restrictions. Patients with sedentary jobs can resume light duties after one week. 

Food intake will be gradual, similar to the process of introducing foods to a baby. It's liquids, soft foods, and purees first. One of the most important restrictions is weightlifting. Patients cannot lift heavy objects over 25 pounds for the first six weeks, and they need to increase that weight slowly. 


It is very important for patients to understand that recovery times are different for each patient. Most patients can resume full physical activity in three months. Patients must be committed to following directions, nutritional guidelines, and medical instructions to ensure that they recover with great success.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Tijuana Bariatric Center

  1. Superior Expertise – Our skilled, board-certified surgeons have performed over 10,000 successful procedures, delivering life-altering transformations that improve health, self-confidence, and mobility.
  2. A Holistic Philosophy of Care – Our services extend well past surgery. We also provide comprehensive education, detailed nutritional counseling, access to our online support community, and in-depth follow-up for every patient, ensuring longer-term weight loss is sustainable.
  3. Affordability and Accessibility – Our transparent pricing, manageable financing, and built-in medical tourism insurance make undergoing your procedure at Tijuana Bariatric Center a breeze. State-of-the-art weight loss surgery is provided at a fraction of the cost one might pay in the United States, Canada, or Europe.
  4. Dedication to Safety – Our immaculate facilities, equipped with the latest in cutting-edge technology, create the ideal setting for a safe and successful procedure. Our doctors follow the strictest international safety protocols, placing patients’ health and well-being as their top priorities.
  5. A Compassionate Community – From our numerous testimonials to our online Facebook support group, patients receive access to a wealth of emotional and social support, making their journey more enjoyable and rewarding.

I had a fantastic experience with Dr. Garcia at Tijuana Bariatric. Great staff and care! I feel better than ever at 6 months post op and down 65 pounds.

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Taking the Next Step

If you are ready to get started with laparoscopic surgery, contact us today to learn more! Our team is standing by to conduct a detailed consultation that will provide you with the answers to your most pressing questions. During your initial meeting with our team, we will explore the risks and benefits of each surgical option and go over details about your recovery and expected results. We believe that informed, educated, and empowered patients have the best chance of success when it comes to undergoing weight loss surgery. Call today.

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