Surgery & Recovery

A plan of care will be developed for you, so post surgery you will be prepared to lose weight safely and learn to maintain your weight loss.

In the Hospital

You’ll spend two to three hours in the recovery room. While in the hospital, the full team will follow you closely. You’ll stay in a specially designed unit with staff specifically trained in caring for your specific needs. 

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Instructions & Follow-up Visits

Once you’re discharged from the hospital, you’ll receive specific Discharge Instructions  on dietary plans and medications and guidelines on resuming activities, as well as when and how to contact members of your care team. Your follow-up visits will often include post-op classes on diet recommendations, so be prepared for longer post-op visits.

At these visits, diet plans and coping strategies are discussed, and the treatment plan is modified as needed. Blood tests are also routinely done to monitor potential deficiencies. During the first two years after bariatric surgery, you’ll make frequent follow-up visits to make sure you’re losing adequate weight in a healthy manner.

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Benchmarks for Long-term Weight Maintenance

After the first two years, your progress will be followed bi-annually for the next three years. Tracking these benchmarks are essential for weight maintenance.

You’ll be taught to recognize problems, and learn when to seek intervention. 

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