Life After Surgery

What can you expect after gastric bypass surgery? Immediately after surgery, for at least eight weeks, you will be required to follow a special eating plan.

This will be planned and discussed with you by our obesity specialist dietitian.

With your stomach pouch reduced to the size of a walnut, you'll need to eat very small meals during the day. In the first six months after surgery, eating too much or too fast may cause vomiting or an intense pain under your breastbone. The amount you can eat gradually increases, but you won't be able to return to your old eating habits.

If you experience any problems after surgery it is important that you contact us directly as soon as possible. You will be given contact details for us on your discharge from hospital. There are a number of other things that you will also need to consider: