Bariatric surgery – first day after your operation


If no problems overnight you will be allowed to commence on 1 litre of water today. Your drip will be maintained in order to ensure you are hydrated.

Your wounds will be checked and redressed by nursing staff.

Observations will continue to be monitored 4 hourly or more frequently if required.

You will be encouraged to mobilise and walk to toilet/bathroom with supervision and assistance.

Your pain and nausea score will be monitored and actioned by nursing staff.

You will be reviewed by surgical team on ward rounds.

Nursing staff will take a routine blood test from you.