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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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 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 »

Recovery from ankle surgery?

bone takes 8 wks to heal, tissues take 6....when it comes down to the ankle, there are many components, & all depending on the breaks, types, locations, it may just take quite a while for these bon... Read More »

ACL and meniscus surgery and recovery?

I'm sorry you hurt your knee but don't allow your emotions and/or fear get in the way of making the right decision. ACL and meniscus tears generally don't heal on their own. You will most likely s... Read More »