A 47-year-old member asked:
what is the recovery time for gastric bypass?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Kenneth Foreman answered
27 years experience Bariatrics
A few weeks: The answer depends on how it was done. Open bypass takes 3-4 weeks to recover, while laparoscopic bypass is often less than 2 weeks. You won't be 100%, but should be able to return to a desk job in this time. For manual labor, recovery will be longer.
Answered on Nov 1, 2013
A Verified Doctor answered
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About two weeks: After gastric bypass, many go home the following day, feeling fairly well and caring for themselves. Most can drive a car after one week and run short errands. Most return to work at two-three weeks. People who are self employed often return to work at one week.
Answered on Aug 8, 2012
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