In laparoscopic operations, there is no very serious pain after surgery, as the abdominal muscles and membranes are not cut November. After surgery, the patient is given painkillers. Those who have gastric sleeve surgery start walking on the evening of the same day and usually do not have serious pain on the second day.
Pain after gastric sleeve is a rare condition. Aside from the risks inherent in any surgery, gastric sleeve surgery can cause a wide range of physical and mental health complications.
Those related to weight and nutrition are directly related to the fact that the remaining, tube – like part of the stomach can only hold about 4 ounces, or 120 milliliters-a significant reduction from its normal capacity.
Patients who do not feel any pain during gastric sleeve surgery experience problems getting used to it for a while their stomachs continue their lives with a reduced stomach.
Is it normal to have pain after gastric sleeve?
Anxiety about experiencing pain after surgery causes many patients who have already exceeded the obesity limit and are even morbidly obese to fear or even run away from surgery. However, pain after obesity surgeries performed with highly advanced technologies and methods all over the world is quite minimal.
Although the severity of pain after gastric sleeve surgery varies from person to person, it is equivalent to pain after operations such as appendicitis, hernia, or caesarean section in women. A patient-controlled pain pump containing strong narcotic painkillers is used to complain of pain on the first day of surgery.
Complaints such as pain after surgery, nausea and vomiting are not seen after the first 4-5 hours. 5-6 hours after surgery, you can get out of bed and start your first walks.
We do not use a nasogastric probe or a urine probe that is placed from the nose to the stomach in any of our operations. Therefore, mobility is very fast and your comfort after surgery increases significantly.
How bad is the pain after gastric sleeve surgery?
Since the abdominal muscles and membranes are not cut in laparoscopic operations, there is no serious pain after the operation. Postoperative painkillers are given to the patient. Those with tube stomachs start walking in the evening of the day of surgery and usually do not have serious pain on the second day.
Now the pain after obesity surgeries performed with highly advanced technologies and methods is quite minimal. Although the severity of pain after gastric tube surgery varies from person to person, it is the same as the pain experienced after operations such as appendicitis, hernia, or cesarean section in women.
How long does pain last after gastric sleeve?
After each operation, of course, there will be pain in certain proportions. But to reduce this pain, the pain is reduced by procedures that will be performed after surgery. In addition, since obesity and Metabolic Surgery are closed-method surgeries, the pain after gastric sleeve will be less than open surgeries.
Pain experienced after surgery is gas pain. As of the fourth hour after surgery, your pain will soon pass, as walking will help you release the gas. Since it is a laparoscopic surgery in overweight patients, it offers less wounds, less lung problems, less pain and faster healing.
Sometimes it is expected that you will feel pain, such as cramps, due to the contraction of the stomach. To remedy this problem, intravenous gastric drugs are recommended. Stomach reduction surgery, like any surgery, has various risks. After that, it carries the possibility of some complications.
How to reduce pain after gastric sleeve?
You should be prepared for some problems that may occur early after gastric sleeve surgery. Due to the stimulation of the gas delivered to the abdomen during surgery by pressing on the diaphragm, left shoulder pain may occur after surgery.
The cause of pain in the left shoulder is based on the fact that the diaphragm is adjacent to the nerve of the shoulder. Pain after gastric sleeve at an early stage is a common and normal problem.
Painkillers given by the doctor will be sufficient for shoulder pain and incision site pain. Because there is no large abdominal incision; the pain after surgery is very small.
Shoulder pain, which can be observed after all laparoscopic operations, passes spontaneously in 1-2 days and can be easily controlled with simple painkillers. Nausea and gags can be observed in about 20% of patients for the first 1-2 days after surgery, but this is a self-limiting condition that lasts no more than 36 hours.
Again, in the first days after surgery, especially when fluid intake begins, our patients may feel a compressive chest pain, but when they learn to take fluids slowly, this does not cause a serious problem.