Following a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, patients typically return to work and normal activities very quickly. The procedure is laparoscopic and takes less than one hour. We encourage patients to begin walking the halls and drinking liquids within a few hours after surgery. Most patients return to work within 4-10 days. More importantly, patients are able to participate in activities that they wouldn’t be able to do otherwise. For example, many patients report being able to play outside with their kids or exercise at the gym for the first time after a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.