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What to expect after sleeve gastrectomy

Posted on 31 Jul, 2011

After the first day or two after sleeve gastrectomy surgery, patients have usually left the hospital. Then the adventure begins! Most patients will experience a loss of hunger drive, cravings, and feel readily satisfied with small portions. I often recommend patients maintain close contact with our dietitian. The immediate weight loss is also quite variable. When I see patients at 3 or 4 weeks after gastric sleeve surgery, the weight loss can be anything from 5 to 10 kg. I encourage patients to maintain high activity levels and monitor their diet. It is important to incorporate protein into the diet so as to help maintain energy levels.

For further discussions on sleeve gastrectomy or weight loss surgery, please contact us on (02) 4323 7000.