Recovery from laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is relatively quick, as the small incisions used in laparoscopy heal quickly. You will be given medication to control any pain you have.
You should stand and walk as soon as possible following the surgery. You may feel a lack of energy and tire easily, but short, frequent walks will help, and you should gradually increase the distance. The more physical activity you do, the faster your recovery.
Avoid lifting anything heavier than 20 pounds during the first 3-6 weeks following your surgery. Avoid any heavy work, lifting or pushing heavy items for the first 3 months after your procedure. You should also avoid sitting or standing without moving for long amounts of time.
It is also recommended that you drink 8, 8 ounce glasses of water each day to help with any nausea for the first few weeks after surgery. It’s easier to do this by taking small, frequent sips.
There can also be an emotional on the patient. Some patients suffer from depression and low energy levels because of the strict diet limitations that are in place after the procedure. As you acclimate to your new diet and restrictions, this should pass.