Dr. Mathias Fobi explains when a patient can return home after undergoing bariatric surgery. Dr. Fobi is an internationally recognized bariatric surgeon at Tri-City Regional Medical Center in Hawaiian Gardens, California.
For the Fobi pouch, the hospital stay is two days; for the LAP-BAND® sometimes we do it as a day surgery, you go home the same day. Most of the times we just keep you overnight. With a LAP-BAND®, you can resume work within a week, seven days to ten days, with a Fobi pouch, 14 days to 21 days and with a gastric bypass, 14 days to 21 days. Really, how soon you resume work depends on how the operation was done, whether it was done laparoscopic or open.
The laparoscopic approach is what has made surgery so safe and the Fobi pouch is done laparoscopically, the gastric bypass is done laparoscopically and the LAP-BAND® is done laparoscopically. So the pain is minimal. The patients are out walking the same day of the surgery. Most of them go home within 24 to 48 hours and they can resume normal activity within two weeks.
About Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi, is an internationally recognized bariatric surgeon, who has changed the shape of Hollywood heavyweights such as Etta James and American Idol’s Randy Jackson. MAL, as he is known among friends, was born in Nkwen, a small village in Cameroon, West Africa. He is a member of the first batch, class of 1965, 0f Sacred Heart College in Mankon Bamenda in Cameroon. He came to the USA through the African Scholarship Program for American Universities (ASPAU) in 1966. This was a scholarship program that was inaugurated by President Kennedy along with the Peace Corps Program.
For more information on the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence at Tri-City Regional Medical Center visit http://www.tri-cityrmc.org or call 888-777-6306 to make an appointment with Dr. Mathias Fobi.
Condition: Obesity, Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: StomaphyX™, Weight Loss, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Nutrition, Overweight, BMI, Body Mass Index, Decreased Mobility, Comorbidities, Diabetes, Hypertension, REALIZE®, GERD, Bariatric Seminars, REALIZE® Band, Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, StomaphyX™
Health Care Provider: Tri-City Regional Medical Center, Tri-City Hospital, Tri-City Medical Center,The Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence at Tri-City Regional Medical Center
Location: West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, Beverly Hills, Oceanside, Torrance, Lakewood, Long Beach, Orange County, Irvine, California, Hawaiian Gardens, 90716
Expert: Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi, Mathias A. L. Fobi, M.D., Dr. Fobi, Doctor Fobi, Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Fobi
Expertise: Incisionless Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Fobi Pouch