Consumption of sufficient fluid, especially water, in the early period after obesity surgery is essential for the patient to be discharged from the hospital safely. Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery is the most used surgical method in the world. Not having enough water after sleeve gastrectomy surgery brings with it many problems. In addition, sufficient water intake is essential for losing weight. Men should consume at least 2 liters of water a day, and women should consume at least 1.5 liters of water a day.
According to our observations, after sleeve gastrectomy surgery, some patients have more difficulty in water consumption compared to other liquids. Patients who have difficulty in drinking water after sleeve gastrectomy surgery report that they have replaced drinking water with a larger amount of juice, especially in the first 2 months. This reduces weight loss and may even cause weight gain in the long run.
There is not enough scientific evidence explaining the difficulty of some patients in water consumption compared to other liquid consumption after sleeve gastrectomy surgery.
Those who have difficulty drinking water after sleeve gastrectomy surgery should be offered methods to change the taste of water instead of consuming calorie fluids instead of water. Or low calorie liquids should be preferred.
We observe that most of the complaints of patients who have difficulty in consuming water after tube stomach surgery have resolved from the 3rd month after surgery.