Weight Loss Questions

Many patients who come to My Bariatric Solutions have similar weight loss questions after surgery. For that reason, our Bariatric Surgeons: Dr. Scott Stowers, Dr. Arsalla Islam, and Dr. Heath Smith have created a list of frequently asked questions in the hope that they will serve as a quick-reference guide for individuals considering bariatric surgery. If you have additional questions about weight loss surgery, lap band, gastric sleeve or gastric bypass, that aren’t answered below, or you are looking to schedule an appointment we would be happy to assist you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Why should I have weight loss surgery with My Bariatric Solutions?


Q: What are some reasons why my doctor may not treat me?



Q: How long is the hospital stay?



Q: How soon can I drive after surgery?



Q: Do I have to change my eating and diet habits?



Q: Am I going to be constantly hungry?



Q: Who makes a good candidate for bariatric surgery?



Q: Can bariatric surgery improve my health and extend my lifespan?



Q: How much weight will I lose after surgery?



Q: What is the recovery time following surgery?



Q: How often do I need to follow-up with the surgeon and/or physician?



Q: How long does it take after my initial consultation to get scheduled for surgery?



Q: Can I be sexually active immediately after weight loss surgery?



Q: Can I become pregnant after weight loss surgery?



Q: Will I lose my hair?



Q: What are the risks of weight loss surgery?



Q: Where are my appointments?



Q: When can I start exercising after weight loss surgery?


Q: Will I have excess skin after weight loss surgery?



Q: Where can I find a plastic surgeon?


Q: What is dumping syndrome?



Q: Do I have to quit smoking?



Q: What should I expect at my initial consultation?



Q: What should I expect at my pre-operative appointment?



Q: What should I expect at my pre-operative supervised diet appointment?



Q: What should I expect at my one week post-op visit?



Q: What should I expect at my one month post op visit (Lap-Band Patients ONLY)?


Q: What should I expect at my three month post op visit (Sleeve/Bypass Patients ONLY)?



Q: What should I expect at my six month post op visit (LapBand/Sleeve/Bypass Patients)?



Q: What should I expect at my twelve month/eighteen month/yearly thereafter post op visits (Sleeve/Bypass Patients ONLY)?



Q: What should I expect at my twelve month/yearly thereafter post op visits (Lap-Band Patients ONLY)?