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I just wanna know if anybody has had very bariatric surgery at the same time as another procedure? I know people will sometimes say they are having abdominal surgery or gallbladder surgery when they're really having weight loss surgery. I need a thumb joint replacement and the recovery time would be close to 3 months and I can't help but think that I should really consider bariatric surgery at the same time.

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I would think those having gall bladder or hernia repair surgery at the same time would have the same surgeon, whereas thumb joint replacement would require a different surgeon I am guessing.

Wouldn't hurt to ask though, they may be able to co-ordinate something if the surgeries are compatible .

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Even if you had to do 2 different surgeons, it sure would be great to use the same time off work for both. Do you have help at home if it's hard to prepare your meals/etc after surgery?

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I had a sleeve and hernia repair done and then 45 days later had hardware removed from my knee.

I would have the one that takes the longest to recover from first and then do the next one while still on leave. My bariatric surgeon wanted to wait 6 weeks after hardware removal to do my sleeve but I was able to reschedule the hardware to later as the recovery time for that was only a couple weeks.

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