Dr. Blackstone shares how long a person must rest before returning to everyday activities after having gastric bypass surgery.
This varies between providers, between surgeons, and they will give you, you know, their own advice, but in general, we are going to have you up walking about six hours after your procedure, and you are going to be walking maybe more than you’ve ever been walking for a long time right afterwards to prevent getting blood clots in your legs.
When you really get back to feeling like yourself, it’s going to be at least a month, and up until the first month, we really don’t like people, for instance, to swim in the pool or submerge themselves in water, even though they can shower.
We don’t like them to lift heavy weights more than ten pounds. After that four-week mark, if you have a laparoscopic procedure, then you are going to be able to go ahead and, you know, get back to your normal activity, which includes a little higher intensity workout and a little bit more weight lifting.
About Dr. Robin Blackstone, M.D.:
Dr. Robin Blackstone is a surgeon and Director at the Scottsdale Bariatric Center and Medical Director at the Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Program. She is one of the few women surgeons in the world specializing in the Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. With her practice focused entirely on Weight Loss Surgery, she is committed to providing patients with the very best care possible.