Recovery following bariatric surgery depends on the type of surgery performed. Generally, you will spend 3 to 4 days in the hospital after your weight loss surgery.
Following the surgery, you will be gradually commenced on a fluid diet and you will be encouraged to get out of bed and start walking as soon as you are comfortable. This will speed up your recovery period. It is normal for you to experience some pain and discomfort for which your doctor will prescribe you pain-killers to manage this.
Based on your progress, you will be discharged from the hospital as soon as it is feasible for you. You will be allowed to go home with a set of instructions that will further aid in your recovery.