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How long does the surgery take?

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Started by tlong, Oct 29, 2011 8:43 PM
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    tlong

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 8:43 PM

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Just wondering how long it takes the surgeon to complete the procedure. How long were you able to stay in the hospital?


    CoffeeBean

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 8:49 PM

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My surgery lasted 38 minutes. I was very healthy except for my extra 60lbs. Surgery was Thursday afternoon. I spent two nights in the hospital and two nights at the Lucerna hotel in TJ Mexico. I walked about 1.5 miles on day 3 and 4. Dr Kelly wants his patients to stick around 4-5 days after surgery to make sure all is well before heading home.


    Sassygirl06

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 9:11 PM

#3
an hour is usually about the amount of time it takes. i was in the hospital for two days because i lived far away from the hospital so the doc wanted to be safe. usually most people stay one day though unless there are complications.


    Foxbins

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 10:07 PM

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Mine was almost two hours due to a really big hiatal hernia that needed to be repaired. I was in the hospital three nights with Dr. Aceves in Mexico.


    GetInMyBelly

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 10:37 PM

#5
1.5 hrs


    shellnsons

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 6:48 PM

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My surgery lasted 38 minutes. I was very healthy except for my extra 60lbs. Surgery was Thursday afternoon. I spent two nights in the hospital and two nights at the Lucerna hotel in TJ Mexico. I walked about 1.5 miles on day 3 and 4. Dr Kelly wants his patients to stick around 4-5 days after surgery to make sure all is well before heading home.


I will be sleeved with Dr. Kelly on Saturday staying at the Lucerna hotel as well...Wow 38 minutes...my bmi is 41..Did you go alone?


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