Going back to work after bariatric surgery

Your ability to resume pre-surgery levels of activity will vary according to your physical condition, the nature of the activity and the type of weight-loss surgery you underwent. Many patients return to full pre-surgery levels of activity within two to six weeks of their procedure. Patients who have had a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure may be able to return to these activities within a few weeks.

Last reviewed: 
June 2018

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