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What is the recovery time for gastric bypass?
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Dr. Kenneth Foreman
Bariatrics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
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