A: We will customize your treatment to fit your needs. In general, the majority of patients take two weeks off of work.
Patients who have jobs requiring limited activity (working mainly at a desk, cubicle or office) may return to work after one week. However, it is common for people to tire easily after just one week off. It is a good idea to prepare to work only half days during that second week.
People with jobs involving strenuous activity, continuous movement, heavy lifting or labor-intensive duties may need 4 – 6 weeks off before returning to work. Be sure to discuss this with your bariatric surgeon ahead of time.