Our caring team at the Weight Management Center will make your stay as comfortable as possible, with special equipment in our surgical suite and each patient room designed for the comfort of our bariatric patients. Our compassionate caregivers in our operating room and on the inpatient unit are specially trained to care for bariatric patients and are sensitive to your needs.
Upon arriving at Palmetto Health Baptist hospital, our team will prepare you for surgery. Most surgeries are done laparoscopically and take about two hours. After your surgery is finished, the surgeon will update your family on the procedure. After 2-4 hours in the recovery room, you will be moved to your room where your family can visit with you.
Most patients spend the first night in their room, and a family member is welcome to stay with them. Activity helps prevent complications such as blood clots, so the staff will help you walk the evening of surgery.