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Dr. David Kim Kim Bariatric Institute

Gastric Sleeve Education – What to Expect Before, During, and After Surgery

The gastric sleeve weight loss surgery procedure has proven to be a very effective option for individuals suffering from morbid obesity. The following information will give you an idea of what you can expect pre- and post-operatively, as well as on the day of your procedure. If you would like more information on gastric sleeve surgery, the Inverted Gastric Sleeve procedure, or other weight loss surgery options, please contact DFW Bariatric Institute today.

Getting Started

Although bariatric surgery is one of the only known treatments which provide long-term success, you must realize that the surgery should be considered a “tool.” If you use the tool and follow our rules and guidelines, you should be able to lose weight and, best of all, keep it off!

Prior to surgery you must:

The day before your surgery:

Day of your surgery:

Discharge Instructions and Reasons You May Have a Longer Hospital Stay:

Activity: The Key to Mobility and Weight Loss

Exercise is the key to continued success after bariatric surgery. You should be walking two miles, or one hour per day, within two months. After 3 weeks you may start swimming as an alternative to walking. You must wait 6 weeks for more strenuous exercises.

Activity Restrictions:

Care of your Incisions:

Call our office if you notice any of the following:

If these symptoms occur, you may have a wound infection.

Additional Notes:

To learn more about what to expect from gastric sleeve surgery, or to schedule a consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons, please contact DFW Bariatric Institute.

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