Bariatric surgery is a gastro-intestinal surgery which is performed laparoscopically under general anaesthesia. Since this is done laparoscopically, the incisions or cuts on the skin are very small and hence the pain levels post surgery are lesser as compared to conventional open surgery. Nowadays, patients wake up from anaesthesia almost immediately after surgery. Most patients are made to walk for a short distance within 4 to 6 hours of surgery. Patients are usually discharged from the hospital within 48 to 72 hours after their surgery. General aches and pains after surgery subside within a week to 10 days and most patients get back to work within this duration. Liquid diet is advised for first 15 days followed by soft diet for another 15 days. Full diet is started after 1 month of surgery. A mild weakness may remain for 4 to 6 weeks after surgery after which it usually subsides and patients start feeling lighter, fitter and more energetic due to the weight loss.
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