DO'S AND DONTS

DO’S AND DONTS AFTER SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY

You have chosen to undergo sleeve gastrectomy which is an excellent tool for weight loss. However let it be clear that the procedure is only a tool, and it is up to you to use the tool for maximum effect.

AS YOU ENJOY YOUR WEIGHT LOSS, LET THESE POINTS GUIDE YOU…

AVOID ALCOHOL AND SMOKING COMPULSORILY FOR 2 YEARS FROM DATE OF SURGERY

  • PLEASE ADHERE TO THE DIET PROVIDED TO YOU BY OUR NUTRITIONIST: Basically it is a fluid diet for 15days followed by 15days semisolid diet. After a month you are allowed to take solid food. If you have any doubts as to what to eat/drink at any point please contact our dietician.
  • TOTALLY AVOID CARBONATED DRINKS (SODA, PEPSI, COKE ETC): These contain carbon dioxide which can dialate the stomach and even rupture it.
  • EXERCISE IS ESSENTIAL, BUT ONLY AFTER 1 MONTH OF SURGERY: Exercise will help you reduce 20% more weight. Our physiotherapist will guide you in this regard
  • As the surgery takes effect you will tend to lose weight at about 8 to 12 kg per month for the first 3 months and gradually tapers down. So it is essential that after 30 to 45 days you start exercising in full earnest.
  • As your weight decreases your dependency on medicine, especially, for Diabetes and Hypertension will decrease. So keep checking your blood sugar and BP every 3 days and report to your doctor if you feel tired.
  • PLEASE WEIGH YOURSELF EVERY 30 DAYS (and not more frequently) to see how you are doing. Please report to us your monthly weights, blood sugar & BP, so that we know how you are progressing.
  • If you have any doubts at any stage please feel free to contact any one of us