Depending on the patient’s condition and general health, the survivability of stomach surgery and the long-term prognosis can differ. For instance, stomach cancer may require further treatment to eliminate the cancer, while gastric bypass surgery for obesity may only require long-term dietary changes.
Most patients can expect to stay in the hospital for six to 10 days following surgery. All patients who undergo stomach surgery will be seen by a dietitian to determine what they can eat and how often. Once discharged, the patient should restrict activity for the first few months to allow the incision to heal. Your doctor may have further instructions. Patients who had stomach surgery for cancer usually undergo more tests in future to ensure that there is no recurrence.