How long did your surgery take (RNY) ?

on 9/15/20 10:35 am

Just curious how long your surgery was? How long you were under, how long you stayed in the hospital?

Melody P.
on 9/15/20 10:56 am - TX

My revision took a little over 3 hours due to a blood vessel that took a while to work around. I was only in the hospital overnight!

39 F and 6 foot 1 inches

VSG - 3-14-18 - - - Revision to RNY - 5-29-19

I can?t control everything but I can control what I put in my body.

on 9/15/20 12:56 pm

I think my RNY was about 3 hours.

It was open, they removed most of my gaul bladder, fixed a hernia, then put me in a bed for 3 days that was evil incarnate.


on 9/15/20 3:17 pm

Thank you!

White Dove
on 9/15/20 1:35 pm

Mine was an hour and a half. My sister=in-law was almost five hours. Same surgeon, no complication. I asked him why hers took so long and he said he did not know.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 9/15/20 3:29 pm

Wow, that is a HUGE difference! Just goes to show EVERYONE is different! lol, and yet I ask how long everyone's stats were. Touche, life!

on 9/15/20 2:17 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

I have no idea how long mine took but I was only in the hospital overnight. I was walking within an hour of being back in the room and then as soon as I could drink the gatorade and they saw everything moving through, they let me go home.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9


on 9/15/20 3:30 pm

ok, good to know. Trying to understand the "get up and move" part!

on 9/15/20 4:51 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

Moving prevents blood clots and helps get the gas from the surgery out, at least that's how I understood it. Walk, walk, walk, sip, sip, sip will be your mantra (staying hydrated is very important).

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9


on 9/17/20 10:41 am

Thank you! I am sure my kids will come up with a song for this... haha