Dr. Blackstone shares how long a patient usually stays in the hospital after an adjustable gastric band procedure.
Adjustable gastric bands can be applied in certain very good risk patients, even in an outpatient setting where they actually go home the same day. But probably two-thirds of the patients have medical conditions where the safest place to operate on them is in the main hospital operating room, and then they stay overnight for 23 hours and go home the next afternoon.
About Dr. Robin Blackstone, M.D.:
Dr. Robin Blackstone is a surgeon and Director at the Scottsdale Bariatric Center and Medical Director at the Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Program. She is one of the few women surgeons in the world specializing in the Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. With her practice focused entirely on Weight Loss Surgery, she is committed to providing patients with the very best care possible.