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How long does weight loss surgery take?

There are two steps to this process. The process to getting the surgery approved can take a few weeks to 6 months, depending on your health insurance criteria. The actual operating time can be 1 to 3 hours, depending on the procedure you are having.
Weight loss surgery can take from 45 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the procedure type.

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