The down time after surgery will depend largely on the surgical option you choose. However, most procedures are laparoscopic and thus minimally invasive. Specifically:
- Lap Band Surgery – Normally an outpatient procedure (home the same day)
- Sleeve Gastrectomy – 23 hour admission
- Gastric Bypass Surgery – Normally 2 to 3 night stay in the hospital
Expect full recovery after three to five weeks.