You’ll be taken to the operating theatre.

Your anaesthetist will insert an intravenous cannula into a vein. You’ll then be positioned on the operating table and be given the anaesthetic.

What happens next depends on the type of weight loss surgery you’re having. See Types of weight loss surgery.

After your surgery is finished, the anaesthetist will wake you up.

Some surgeons and hospitals may offer robotic assisted weight loss surgery. Here's how it's done.

after surgery

Your hospital stay.


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