Most people stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days, and get back to normal activities in 3 to 5 weeks. If the surgery must be open, meaning the surgeon has to make a larger cut, healing takes longer.
How long do you stay in hospital after weight loss surgery?
Recovery in the Hospital. Patients spend an average of two to five days in the hospital following bariatric surgery, or longer if complications develop. Patients who undergo laparoscopic bariatric surgery usually have a shorter hospital stay.
How long are you in hospital for a gastric sleeve?
How long does the procedure take? Gastric sleeve surgery typically takes around one hour to complete and is performed under general anesthesia. You may need to stay in the hospital for two to three days following the procedure.
When can I go back to work after weight loss surgery?
As a guideline, both open and laparoscopic gastric bypass and sleeve surgery patients have about a 2-3 week recovery period, (although some can take as long as 6 weeks) before they can return to work. Open surgery patients generally take longer. The difference in how these two surgeries are performed explains this.