Pain After Sleeve Gastrectomy?

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Patients who are considering to have sleeve gastrectomy want to know whether they will experience pain after the surgery. No serious pain is felt because skin incisions after surgery performed with Laparoscopic method are small. During the operation, abdominal cavity is inflated with carbon dioxide gas in order to create an area in the abdomen for surgery. This gas is discharged at the end of the operation. A small amount of gas remaining in the abdomen is the main source of postoperative pain. This pain is experienced after gallbladder surgeries performed with the closed method. Many painkillers are used for the comfort of patients in the postoperative period. Postoperative pain may be easily controlled with the combination of several drugs. It is important to stand up early and walk in the postoperative period so that the small amount of gas remaining in the abdomen can be absorbed faster by the body. As of the 3rd hour of the surgery, short walks help reduce the pain. Furthermore, early mobilization after surgery greatly reduces the risk of embolism. In the first days after the surgery, less pain may be experienced at the incision areas while sitting and getting up. These do not affect the daily life of the patient. In short, pain is almost not experienced except for the first 2-4 hours of surgery. As of the next day of the surgery, the pateint will be able to take care himself. In general, the patient can return to his daily life as of the day of discharge.

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