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Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery

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Hospital Stay

Most patients stay in the hospital approximately one to three days depending on the type of surgery. You will be discharged when you are able to:

  1. Take enough liquids and nutrients by mouth to prevent dehydration

  2. Have no fever

  3. Have adequate pain control with medication 

Depending on which procedure is performed, one or two small tubes may be placed around the stomach pouch and the bypassed stomach to drain body fluids after the surgery. These are usually removed before leaving the hospital. To help prevent blood clots, you will receive heparin shots and compression devices will be placed on your legs. Your surgeon will require you to attempt to stand up and move around as soon as possible, especially the night of surgery.


Call: 617.414.8052
Fax: 617.414.8053

Boston Medical Center
Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery
Shapiro Center
3rd Floor, Suite 3A
725 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118

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Call: 617.414.8052
Fax: 617.414.8053

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