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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Following bariatric surgery, how long will I be in hospital for and when can I go back to work?

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  • Dr Nicholas Cocco

    Bariatric (Obesity) Surgeon, General Surgeon

    Dr Nicholas Cocco is a General and Bariatric Surgeon, having trained in NSW, ACT and Victoria. He offers in-person consults and telehealth consultations where appropriate. … View Profile

    Most patients spend one or two nights in hospital. You can walk around the same afternoon or evening of your surgery. Return to work is very dependant on your job, heavy physical work such as trades require around 4-6 weeks recovery, but office workers are generally back within 2 weeks or even sooner if you work from home.

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