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how rough is recovery from gastric bypass/?

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Not bad. 2 weeks: Most of our patients are up walking and sipping liquids right after surgery. With tiny catheters that drip numbing medicine into the skin, most patients use only oral pain meds on the first day after surgery. Most go home the day after surgery. Most go to work in two weeks.
Answered on Mar 27, 2014
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