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How long do I have to stay in the hospital after I have bariatric surgery?

How long do I have to stay in the hospital after I have bariatric surgery?

Depends: The typical hospital stay for a healthy band, bypass, or sleeve patient is usually less than 24 hours for a first time procedure. The experience of the surgeon and hospital play a role however. Some bands and sleeves are actually done outpatient. Insurance sometimes requires an overnight stay such as medicare. The patients underlying medical conditions and weight may necessitate longer stays. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Weight Loss Surgery (Definition)

Surgical procedures for obesity may be appropriate for some dangerously obese people, and they may reduce heart problems and many of the risks associated with obesity. These risks include high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. In fact, surgery provides much greater control of weight and diabetes than nonsurgical weight-loss methods. Studies are reporting significant reductions in diabetes, and the need for diabetic medications, after surgery. Other medical conditions that often improve after surgery include heartburn, arthritis, and other joint and circulation problems. The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after surgery, requires specialized expertise and facilities. Studies have shown that the likelihood of complications is significantly associated with the experience of the surgeon and staff. Bariatric surgeries produce weight loss through one of two approaches: * Restrictive Banding Procedures. These procedures restrict the amount of food by closing off parts of the stomach with bands. * Malabsorptive Bypass Procedures. This approach restricts the amount of food and also reduces absorption by using a bypass of parts of the intestine. The malabsorptive procedures are more successful in achieving weight loss than the banding approach, but they carry a greater ...Read more


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After i get my ACL repair surgery will i be able to leave or do I have to stay in the hospital?

After i get my ACL repair surgery will i be able to leave or do I have to stay in the hospital?

ACL surgery: Most acl surgery is done on an outpatient basis meaning that you will likely not spend the night in the surgical facility. If you have other medical conditions that need monitoring after surgery, your surgeon may decide to keep you overnight. Prolonged admission following acl surgery is not common. ...Read more

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How long do you have to stay in the hospital after a salpingectomy?

How long do you have to stay in the hospital after a salpingectomy?

Less than 5 days: If it is done laparoscopically then you may be released within a few hours. If major surgery was required, you might have to stay a few days. ...Read more

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How long do you have to stay in hospital after hernia repair?

How long do you have to stay in hospital after hernia repair?

Same day: Most of the time after hernia repair will go home on the same day, however complex abdominal hernias that require extensive reconstruction, or after removal severe adhesion s, or hernia requiring bowel resections, may require one day to few days. Most common inguinal hernia repair patients go home immediately after the procedure. ...Read more

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Do I need to stay in the hospital after my hemorrhoid surgery?

Do I need to stay in the hospital after my hemorrhoid surgery?

No: Most hemorrhoid surgery is done as an outpatient however you will need a limitted activity for 7-14 days post op and do warm bath tub soaks 3x per day for the first 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will my ganglion cyst surgery be? And how long do I have to stay in the hospital afterwards?

How long will my ganglion cyst surgery be? And how long do I have to stay in the hospital afterwards?

Easy questin: The producer will take about 15-20 minutes, and you will the hospital in about hour after that. That the normal course. ...Read more

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How long do patients have to stay in hospital after mastectomy?

How long do patients have to stay in hospital after mastectomy?

Depends: Hospital stay depends on each individual patient and their respective surgeries. In my practice, a patient who undergoes a routine, uneventful total mastectomy can be discharged home the day after surgery. ...Read more

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I'm going to have a curettage operation tomorrow and i want to know if I have i have to stay in bed afterwards and the after effect of the operation.

Where?: Where are you having this operation and how extensive? Although it is common, the diagnoses and failed remedies prior to operation could help decide recovery period. Thanks. ...Read more

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After shoulder replacement surgery how many days do you have to stay in the hospital?

After shoulder replacement surgery how many days do you have to stay in the hospital?

Usually overnight: Some joint replacement surgeries are done as an outpatient. How the surgery goes and post-operative pain control will determine how soon you can go home. Usually, patients will get home the same day or next. Regional anesthetic helps with post-operative pain control. Talk to your surgeon and anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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How long do I have to stay in the hospital for a ruptured spleen?

How long do I have to stay in the hospital for a ruptured spleen?

Depends: A ruptured spleen can range from very serious, even life threatening to relatively minor event depending on the reasons for the rupture and the initial care. In general, your team of docs wants to see that your blood counts are stable, your bowels are working, you are willing and able to care for yourself at home, pain is under control. Ok to ask your care team. ...Read more

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How long do you her after a C-Section, I have a vertical C-Section and tubal done, wondering how long I will be in pain in my stomach for?

How long do you her after a C-Section, I have a vertical C-Section and tubal done, wondering how long I will be in pain in my stomach for?

It's like any : Major abdominal surgery and a lot depends on your pain tolerance, by 6 weeks you can count on feeling pretty good in the abdominal area but you will probably still tore easily from baby. Congrats on baby!! ...Read more

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Why do you have to stay in the hospital after aci knee surgery?

Why do you have to stay in the hospital after aci knee surgery?

You don't always...: Many acl repairs can be done as outpatient procedure.However, each procedure and surgeon has their own parameters.Ask your surgeon about the possibility of outpatient repair. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long will i stay in the hospital if im having a deep neck resection surgery?

How long will i stay in the hospital if im having a deep neck resection surgery?

Depends: That largely depends on your recovery time. You are young so if you are otherwise healthy and surgery goes well it's possible you could be released quickly. Your surgeon is really the only one who can beat predict your length of stay. ...Read more

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If I have bariatric surgery, what exactly can I expect when I wake up in the recovery room?

If I have bariatric surgery, what exactly can I expect when I wake up in the recovery room?

Nothing extraordinar: Once you wake up in the recovery room, you'd feel no different than if you had other type of surgery. You may have some discomfort from the incision, some groginess from the anesthesia, a dressing on the abdomen, but those are common things after any surgery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time should I expect to stay in the hospital after major knee reconstructive surgery?

Depends: Type of surgery ; your health often dictate length of stay. Many are released within 24--72 hours including some joint replacement surgeries. Careful rehab and care programs should be carefully followed. You will stay until wound sites improve and self-care possible. Many are using biocellular treatments in conjunction with surgery, this may shorten your post-surg course. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Foreman
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Bariatrics (Definition)

Bariatrics is the field of medicine dedicated to the study and management of obesity. Medical and surgical weight loss, treatment options, clinical research in obesity, and the general medical care of hospital patients who are severely overweight are all covered in this field. Almost a third of american patients suffer from obesity defined as a body mass index ...Read more


Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more