Gastric Sleeve Plication Recovery
What Is Recovery After Sleeve Plication Surgery like?
All surgeries come with a recovery period, but they are not all the same.
Most patients are back to their normal lives within a week or two. With less time in the hospital and the right diet for the first few weeks, you won’t experience nearly the amount of time it takes to recover from other weight-loss surgeries.
During the first few days after your surgery, you will most likely feel nauseous. Your body needs time to adapt to the smaller amounts of food you can consume and this is very normal. You will start with a strict liquid diet for a few weeks and slowly move to pureed and solid foods over time. This will help you recover fully without putting unnecessary stress on the stomach.
Another part of the recovery you won’t go through with the plication surgery is an adjustment or fill. If you go through with lap band surgery, you have to get fills every few months and this causes a short recovery period every single time. This is not an issue with gastric sleeve plication recovery because you only need to go through the procedure one time.
Since the surgery does not involve any cutting or the removal of any part of your stomach, like gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgeries, the body doesn’t need nearly the amount of time to recover. Even with the small amount of data out there, most believe since no cutting or removing is involved, there is less chance of a complication.
There are many advantages to this type of weight-loss surgery. With less recovery time and similar benefits, this surgery might be the right choice for many new patients. Since the stomach is never cut and no part of it is removed, gastric plication surgery can also be reversed if a complication does arise, which is not an option with most other surgeries for weight-loss.