Life after surgery
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When can I get back to work after surgery?

Your healthcare team will advise you when to return to work and when to resume prior activities after surgery. This will depend on your type of employment, the required physical activity, and your bariatric surgery recovery progress.

Most patients return to work two weeks after surgery and are able to resume all activities. However, some patients need another two weeks. Complete recovery and return to full strength requires around six to eight weeks.1

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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. Life After Bariatric Surgery. [Internet]. UCSF Medical Center. [cited 2015 Sept 11]. Available from: