Bariatric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy

Post-Op Instructions for patients of SCNV’s Dr. Amanda Pysher


  • It is recommended that you are ambulating at least three times per day. This will help prevent blood clots.
  • Do not lift anything heavier than 20 pounds for 6 weeks.
  • Do not drive within 24 hours of surgery or if taking narcotic pain medications.

Wound Care

  • You may shower when you return home from the hospital
  • Skin glue over your incisions will fall of on its own in 7-10 days
  • Do not apply lotions or creams to your incisions
  • Do not go swimming or soak in tubs for 2 weeks


  • Follow the diet progression on the post-op diet handout, as previously directed.
  • Continue sugar-free liquids with protein shakes for one week after surgery
  • After one week, you may transition to a blended/pureed diet until three weeks after surgery
  • It is important that you consume at least 48 ounces of fluid per day.


  • Take Tylenol as needed for pain
  • Take your vitamins regularly based on the scheduled outlined for you in clinic.
  • Take an acid suppressing medication for 12 weeks.
  • Take Actigall for 6 months, if instructed to do so.
  • Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications!