Surgery

Will I need time off work?

We usually recommend a two week recovery following your weight loss surgery; however if you are a FIFO or your work requires heavy lifting/labour (miner, builder, concreter) you will require between 2-4 weeks off (or modified/light duties).

How long will my hospital stay be?

Each patient recovers differently from an operation. For patients who have gastric sleeve or bypass, it is usually a 2-3 night stay in hospital. Lapband patients are an overnight stay.

I am travelling from a distance/remote area. How long should I stay on the Sunshine Coast?

Yes. We recommend you stay for approximately10 days so that you can be seen you post-operatively prior to you travelling home. However, this is assessed on a case by case basis by Dr Baxter.