Recovering From Bariatric Surgery
Having bariatric surgery to lose excess weight is not only a serious decision, but a lifelong commitment. Surgery is just the first step on the road to weight loss. In order to achieve and maintain your optimal, healthy weight, it will be necessary to make significant changes to your diet and lifestyle. It typically takes two to three weeks to recover from weight loss surgery, but the transformation will affect more than your physical body – your emotional well-being and self-image will be changed for the better as well.
The skilled staff at Pearl Recovery Retreat understand the unique concerns that patients have after bariatric surgery. We strive to provide a peaceful, rejuvenating environment that not only encourages physical recovery, but emotional stability and confidence as well.
What to Expect after Bariatric Surgery
There are several types of bariatric surgery, and while some may be more invasive than others, the procedures typically restrict an individual’s dietary intake, whether through surgically removing a part of the stomach or reducing the opening to the stomach with a band. Patients can expect to leave the hospital within one to two days after the procedure and will then spend the next two to three weeks physically recuperating. The time it takes to be able to return to work and normal activities may vary, depending on the patient and his or her health.
Common side effects during recovery from weight loss surgery include:
- Blood in stool
- Body aches
For many, these side effects last only a short period of time, and through careful diet and exercise should begin to subside.
Ensuring Your Individual Needs are Met
It is crucial for bariatric surgery patients to closely follow their doctor’s directions to ensure that their surgery is a success. This means maintaining a healthy, balanced diet, exercising on a regular basis, and keeping a support group of family, friends, and/or groups to help you transition into your new life.
While at Pearl, you’ll be able to get your recovery and transformation off on the right foot in a luxurious, relaxing environment catered to your specific medical and dietary needs. Our expert medical and nursing staff will help you keep up with your doctor’s orders and monitor your recovery with the compassion and sensitivity you need. Our IV therapy and anti-inflammatory juice cleanses will help nourish and revitalize your body after surgery, while our hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments will give you the healing oxygen and restorative rest you deserve.
Reserve Your Stay with Pearl
Your emotional and physical recovery is our top priority at Pearl Recovery Retreat. Our 24-hour services and luxurious, spa-like atmosphere will give you the peace of mind and confidence you deserve to start your new life after weight loss surgery. To reserve your stay with us, call (310) 736-1009 or simply contact us online.
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