Canadian Owned & Operated Since 2005  canada icon
1-888-278-7952 center of excellence icon


Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve Recovery

What to Expect

Following your procedure at SmartShape™, you will be closely monitored in the Gastric Sleeve recovery area. Normally clients are discharged from the hospital one to two days after the procedure. We encourage you to become mobile as soon as possible.

You will be given dietary guidelines and information on other aspects of your Gastric Sleeve recovery.

Normal Gastric Sleeve recovery means you should be able to resume your normal activities within 3 to 4 days after the procedure. We recommend you plan to take it easy for at least a week; schedule time off work and take care of yourself.

We encourage you to gradually start exercising when you feel up to it. Walking each day is highly recommended and distances can be increased as you recover. Strenuous exercise, such as lifting weights and abdominal exercises, should be avoided for at least one month.

Swimming and Bathing
We recommend that patients wait three weeks before swimming and at least four weeks before using a bathtub or hot tub. Showering is fine within two days of surgery.

Living with the Gastric Sleeve

The team at SmartShape is here to help you and make the Gastric Sleeve recovery process as smooth and comfortable as possible. Our nurses, dietitians and coaches are available during the day and one of our surgeons is available 24/7 if you have concerns or urgent questions after hours.

You will be invited to participate in Educational Webinars to help and guide you in your weight loss journey. The SmartShape Team is dedicated to your success!


”I can’t say enough good things about how the clinic is run.”

With 200 pounds weighing on her small 5 ft 3 frame and exacerbating her back pain, she knew she needed to make a change.