Recovery Time for Gastric Roux-en-Y 2017-08-24T12:52:41+00:00

Gastric Roux-en-Y Recovery Time

Deciding to change your lifestyle in order to lose weight with laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery or any type of bariatric surgery is a huge and important decision. Naturally, you want to research all your options and find out everything you can about the bariatric surgery process.

One concern that many of our patients have is how long their gastric bypass surgery will take. When you come in for your bariatric surgery consultation at our LA area office, our board-certified Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgeon Dr. Shyam Dahiya will explain each part of the surgery process and how long it will take.

Recovering after Your Laparoscopic Gastric Roux-en-Y Surgery

To ensure that your recovery time after laparoscopic gastric Roux-en-Y surgery goes quickly and involves less pain, Dr. Dahiya uses the very latest laparoscopic surgery techniques. Laparoscopic surgery uses small, targeted incisions to get your bariatric surgeon’s instruments where they need to go instead of the large, open incisions used in the past. This drastically reduces the risks and complications of weight loss surgery, especially the risk of surgical site infection and hernia.

Dr. Dahiya performs gastric Roux-en-Y surgery at various leading hospitals in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and you will stay in the hospital for a few days after your weight loss surgery to monitor your healing progress. In order to protect your sensitive digestive system from damage, your diet will be restricted to small amounts of liquid immediately after your gastric bypass procedure.

As your body heals, you will be able to progress from your liquid diet to pureed foods, then to soft foods. It may be several months before you are able to eat solid food, depending on how quickly your body heals. During this time, Dr. Dahiya will check on you regularly for one-on-one follow up care and advise you on how much physical exertion your body can handle. Everyone’s body is unique and may have special challenges, but most patients can return to normal activities within 6-8 weeks.

Diet and Exercise after Your Laparoscopic Gastric Roux-en-Y Surgery

You will continue to have monthly checkups at our office in Lakewood, California for at least a year after your surgery. This not only lets your gastric bypass surgeon Dr. Dahiya check on your healing and weight loss progress, but also allows us to motivate and guide you in sticking to your post-surgery weight loss program.

Successful weight loss with laparoscopic gastric Roux-en-Y surgery depends on your commitment to healthy eating habits and regular exercise. Like they say on The Biggest Loser, you have to decide to change your life in order to save your life. Our nutrition specialist Dr. Jose Mari-Elacion will help you plan healthy, nutritious meals and find time in your schedule for an active lifestyle. With our help and your dedication to healthy habits, gastric Roux-en-Y surgery can be the start of a journey to a brighter, happier future for you and your family.

If you are ready to turn your life in Los Angeles around with laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, please contact board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Shyam Dahiya today to schedule your first gastric bypass surgery consultation.