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2 hours ago, Tatt said:

=Truthfully I would love to take 2wks off but that depends if my fmla/short term disability goes thru. I am a single mom getting no support so my paycheck is all we have. I make enough to keep my daughter and I comfortable. But no paycheck serious problems. If I get denied I will go back in a week. My desk can go from sitting to standing with just a few cranks of the handle.

I remember those days, of being a single mom with no support. Tough decisions. :( Thankfully, I do have a vacation time bucket that will cover one week - close to two, by the time of my surgery.

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My surgery (6/1/21) was robotic laparoscopic duodenal switch. Everything went very well. I had minimal pain post op, no complications. I’ve since lost 147 pounds and feel AMAZING! Best wishes!

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I have heard of a few people on here that had robot assisted surgery. They all had good things to say about it. I think of it as another tool in the surgeons toolbox and if they are Comfortable using it I’m sure it’s a positive.

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My doctor uses this method. My mother, sister, brother-in-law and niece all had surgery from him with great results

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Divinci method here as well. It's one of the reasons I chose my surgeon.

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Mine was done via DaVinci Robot and i had minimal pain after surgery and really easy recovery. No stitches or staples outside, just some glue that fell off after a month. I didn’t need pain medication and i was able to return to work three days after.

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