Preparing for surgery
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Myth: I will be in surgery for a long time

Fact: The operating time of surgery is as short as 30 minutes to 2 hours

The surgery operating time will depend on the type of surgery you will undergo. Total operating time for surgery is usually between 30 minutes and 2 hours.1

The short operative times are possible because of laparoscopic surgery, which involves small incisions. It also means a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, smaller scars, and less pain than open surgical procedures.2 Click here to know what to expect on the day of surgery.

Disclaimer: Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider.

Ref: 1. Bariatric Surgery Frequently Asked Questions. [internet] NHS Trust [cited 2016 Jan 27] Available from: 2. What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery [Internet]. WebMD. 2015 [cited 2015 Sept 11]. Available from: