How should I prepare to recover from GERD surgery at home?

You should be able to return to fairly normal activity, including going up and down stairs, after your GERD surgery. Follow all postoperative instructions provided by your surgeon, including and especially all dietary restrictions. You should be able to return to a normal diet within a few weeks.

Daily walks should help you in your recovery, but you should avoid strenuous exercise for a couple of weeks after surgery. Avoid lifting heavy objects for two to four weeks after surgery.

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