What is recovery like for lap-band surgery?

Answer According to the Consumer Guide to Bariatric Surgery, a Lap-Band surgery reduces the stomach capacity of obese patients. Primary recovery from the procedure usually takes about 6 weeks.The Procedur... Read More »

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What is port replacement surgery in Lap-Band surgery?

Gastric banding (brand name Lap-Band) and gastric bypass are the most common bariatric surgeries used to control chronic obesity in individuals who have failed to lose weight by other means. Both t... Read More »

Heart Valve Surgery - What's the Typical Recovery Time for a Patient who's had Mitral Valve Surgery?

Normally 6-8 weeks, though in less invasive surgeries, the recovery time is faster (4-6 weeks). The duration of the actual surgery is around 2 hours and I've noticed patients sit up on their bed as... Read More »

What is the recovery time for gastric surgery?

After gastric bypass surgery, patient are on a liquid diet for a week; and for two weeks, a pureed diet. After that, patients can have solid food. As soon as the IV is removed, patients can shower.... Read More »

What Is the Average Recovery Time for Wrist Surgery?

Carpal tunnel release is one of the most common surgical procedures and the most common wrist surgery, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Full recover... Read More »