Bariatric Surgery Recovery and Post-Op

The caring staff of experts at our weight loss centers will support you every step of the way. After your surgery, we’re here to answer any questions you may have and provide support as you recover and continue on your weight loss journey.

Find out more about what to expect during your recovery.

What to Expect

Depending on the type of bariatric surgery you have, the post-op process and recovery time in the facility will vary. You and your doctor will discuss what to expect with your specific procedure to determine your work and life schedule immediately after surgery.

Once you’ve had your surgery, your doctor and bariatric team will provide information on an eating plan and a post-bariatric surgery diet. These dietary instructions will allow your digestive system and stomach the time they need to heal.

As you recover, your bariatric team will help you implement the lifestyle changes necessary to achieve sustainable weight loss, enabling you to improve your health and live your best life.

Bariatric Surgery Side Effects

Potential side effects can vary depending on the type of surgery you have. Some bariatric surgeries can sometimes result in complications or side effects such as:

  • Constipation
  • Gallstones
  • Wound infections

Talk to your doctor immediately if you are concerned about your healing process.

Continued Support

Our bariatric program provides lifelong support to help you lose weight and keep it off. We encourage your participation in our free support groups after your surgery.

Discussions at these groups can include:

  • Nutrition tips
  • Healthy living advice
  • Exercise support
  • Emotional support
  • Q&A opportunities

In your first year after surgery, it’s important to attend support groups as well as attend regular meetings with your doctor and team. We’re here to help keep you on track with your weight loss journey and goals.

1-5 Years After Surgery

After bariatric surgery, you’ll continue your healthy habits and routine meetings with your doctor and team to check in on goals and weight loss.

If you do need additional support, we offer our Back on Track program to help you in the event you are regaining weight. Learn more about our Back on Track program.

We want to help you be healthy and live longer. Our weight loss experts are here with the resources you need to maintain weight loss success.