How long will I be off of work after surgery?

Your time out of work will depend on the type of weight loss surgery you have.

If possible, taking additional time off will allow you the opportunity to practice new eating habits, resume exercise and build your energy level.

Lap band recovery period

After laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery using the REALIZE™ or LAP-BAND® devices, a patient can typically return to work in about two weeks.

Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy recovery period

Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy procedures may require an average recovery time of at least four to six weeks.