Side Effects of Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Are you experiencing surgery side effects?

After gastric sleeve surgery, you may experience a range of side effects as your body adjusts to its new size and shape. Here are some of the most common side effects of gastric sleeve surgery:

Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting are common after gastric sleeve surgery, especially during the first few days after the procedure. This is due to the anesthesia, pain medication, and the surgery itself. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to manage these symptoms and prevent dehydration.

Pain and Discomfort

After gastric sleeve surgery, you may experience pain and discomfort in the surgical area. This is normal and can be managed with pain medication prescribed by your surgeon.


Fatigue is a common symptom after any major surgery, including gastric sleeve surgery. It’s important to get plenty of rest and avoid strenuous activity during the first few weeks of recovery.

Changes in Bowel Movements

After gastric sleeve surgery, you may experience changes in bowel movements, including constipation or diarrhea. This can be caused by the anesthesia, pain medication, or changes in your diet. It’s important to stay hydrated and follow your surgeon’s instructions for a healthy diet.

Acid Reflux

Some people may experience acid reflux or heartburn after gastric sleeve surgery. This can be caused by the changes in the size and shape of your stomach. Your surgeon may recommend medications or lifestyle changes to manage these symptoms.

Changes in Appetite

After gastric sleeve surgery, you may notice changes in your appetite and the way you feel hungry or full. This is normal and can help you achieve significant weight loss by reducing the amount of food you eat.

If you experience any unusual or severe symptoms after gastric sleeve surgery, it’s important to contact your surgeon right away. With proper care and management of symptoms, gastric sleeve surgery can be a safe and effective way to achieve significant weight loss and improve your overall health.

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