COVID-19 Updates: Keeping You Safe + Elective Surgeries + Donating Plasma
- Middlesex Health is open and providing patient care, in person and through Virtual Visits. We have also resumed performing elective procedures.
Our newly renovated, fully-private patient rooms were designed with recovery in mind. They have all the comforts of home - including wider recovery chairs, accessible sinks, and private baths. These rooms are in a wing of the hospital dedicated exclusively to weight loss and surgical patients.
You will be discharged from the hospital when you are well enough to care for yourself or have some assistance available at home. This is typically two days after surgery.
You will be seen in your surgeon’s office 14-21 days after discharge.
Weight loss begins immediately after the operation. Most often, the greatest improvements in health occur in patients who began exercising and eating well before surgery.
The majority of bypass patients continue to lose weight for approximately 12 months. Banding patients lose weight more slowly, over about two years.
In either case, the best results are achieved when patients have realistic expectations and remain committed to their lifestyle changes.
Over a period of four to six weeks, you will transition from drinking clear liquids to eating solid foods.
Weight loss surgeries are major operations, and like all procedures, there is the potential for complications.
In rare cases, major complications can result in death.