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Are there any activity restrictions following bariatric surgery?
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Dr. Kenneth Foreman
Bariatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Most surgeons will recommend avoiding heavy lifting (over15-20 pounds) for 4-6 weeks to minimize the risk of hernia formation.
You should also avoid swimming or soaking incisions until they have healed.

In brief: Yes
Most surgeons will recommend avoiding heavy lifting (over15-20 pounds) for 4-6 weeks to minimize the risk of hernia formation.
You should also avoid swimming or soaking incisions until they have healed.
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
In brief: Down time.
Like any laparoscopic operation, there will be some down time afterwards, but you should be up and about fairly comfortably within a week.

In brief: Down time.
Like any laparoscopic operation, there will be some down time afterwards, but you should be up and about fairly comfortably within a week.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
In brief: Not really
After all laparoscopic bariatric procedures, most of our patients go home on the following day, walk around pretty comfortably the next day, drive the car in about 5 days.
Most return to work in about two weeks. All procedures about same recovery.

In brief: Not really
After all laparoscopic bariatric procedures, most of our patients go home on the following day, walk around pretty comfortably the next day, drive the car in about 5 days.
Most return to work in about two weeks. All procedures about same recovery.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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