I frankly would be thinking hard about
getting a second opinion about
getting shipped home the day of surgery. Any doc who thnks he can do a careful op in 20 minutes would leave me scared too. What is his record for successes? Complications? If you watch a couple videos you can see it takes longer than 20 minutes just to dissect down the esophagus so it's long enough for a good wrap.
I didn't get off the table for 5 hours. Granted, mine included pulling my stomach down out of my chest, so cut about
3 hours off for yours. I wasn't breathing for the next 3 hours because of being given to much pain med. My NG tube wasn't taken out until the next day. I wasn't able to even swallow water for 2 days. General anesthesia is not to be taken lightly.
Even new mothers get to stay in the hospital at least overnight now!