We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions from our patients post weight loss surgery. It is important that all of this advice is not specific to any one person and your situation may be different.
Please speak to your GP, surgeon or dietitian if you have any concerns or require further information.
Yes, if you are experiencing heartburn symptoms you may take an over the counter medication.
In the same way that the recovery period after weight loss surgery varies between patients,
You will be given a prescription for pain medication after surgery. After this perscription,
Gas pain can linger for up to two weeks post weight loss surgery. During this time,
After the first several weeks of your procedure, and especially during the time you are not
Normally around 2 weeks, you can slowly resume normal activity – but be mindful of your
This is a very controversial topic and a very common question. The concern is swallowing too much air.
You can chew gum, but don’t swallow the gum – be sure to spit it out and dispose of it when you are done. Speak to your dietitian about this.
You can, but we want you to understand it’s important to be aware of eating while drinking. Your dietitian will be able to explain how to prioritise different fluids and calories. Remember your stomach will be smaller
Everyone is different, and it’s important to listen to your body. For the first two weeks, you will need to follow the diet as outlined by the dietitian – this is very important. You will start out on soft foods and slowly