What is the recovery time after bariatric surgery?

The recovery after weight loss surgery is generally a smooth process. In this video, Bernie Hanna, MD, from Sunrise Hospital, explains what to expect following surgery.
Medical advances have shortened the recovery time for bariatric surgery. In this video, John Pilcher, MD, from Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital tells us patients can return to work in just two weeks.
Most patients who have weight loss surgery spend one night in the hospital. Most will return to work 2 weeks following surgery.  Our surgeons encourage you to get back into your life as quickly as possible for optimal recovery following a band, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass or duodenal switch procedure.
Sebastian Tas, DO
Bariatric Medicine
Bariatric (weight loss) surgery recovery time is relatively short. In this video, surgeon Sebastian Tas, DO, of Largo Medical Center, discusses patients' recovery experiences in the first weeks after surgery.
Depending on the type of work you're returning to, your bariatric (weight loss) surgery recovery time can vary. In this video, Richard Gordon, MD, of Largo Medical Center, explains that most people can expect to be out of work for about a week.
Recovery time following bariatric (weight loss) surgery will depend on the type of surgery and your doctor's personalized recovery plan. Watch as Robyn Ache, DO, of Largo Medical Center, discusses different recovery times for bariatric procedures.
Recovery time after bariatric (weight loss) surgery depends on the type of procedure you have done. In this video, surgeon Tiffany Jessee, DO, of Largo Medical Center, describes what to expect after various surgeries.
Recovery time after bariatric surgery is faster than you may think, says surgeon Dilendra Weerasinghe, MD, of Fawcett Memorial Hospital. In this video, he explains how long it takes before a weight loss surgery patient can return to work.

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Weight Loss Procedures and Surgeries

Weight Loss Procedures and Surgeries

Weight loss surgery procedures, including liposuction, gastric bypass, gastric botox and Lap Band surgery are viable options for those needing help with excessive weight loss. But they aren't without their risks. Weight loss surge...

ry procedures should only be performed on individuals for whom regular diet, exercise and medication didn't prove effective. Check out the answers below for more information on how weight loss surgery has advanced over time and which one might be best for you.

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