Commonly asked questions for a Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Brian Chin.
Dr. Brian Chin practices advanced laparoscopic, bariatric, and general surgery at BASS Medical Group’s Walnut Creek and Brentwood offices.
Dr. Chin earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School, then returned to California for his surgery residency at the University of California at San Diego, where he won the Department of Medicine’s Halasz Award for surgical consultation and the Department of Surgery’s Chairman’s Prize for teaching and service excellence. Additionally, he served as administrative chief resident.
Following residency, Dr. Chin completed a fellowship in bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery at the University of California at San Francisco, working alongside world-renowned leaders at the forefront of laparoscopic surgery.
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What is the recovery time after weight loss surgery? With advancements in minimally invasive surgical techniques over the past 20 years, weight loss surgery has become very safe, with the minimum of pain and quick recovery times after surgery. For patients who have office-type jobs, they generally take no more than 1 to 2 weeks off from work, while patients who are physically demanding jobs will sometimes take a little longer like 4 to 6 weeks off after surgery. I'm Dr. Brian Chin, thanks for listening. If you would like to learn more about me or Bass Medical Group, please visit us online at bassmedicalgroup.com or check us out on YouTube.