Life After Bariatric Surgery
What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery
It’s imperative that patients understand what to expect in life after bariatric surgery and are committed to maintaining a healthy postoperative lifestyle. Patients must adopt a sensible diet and exercise plan and meet with the doctor regularly after surgery in order to enjoy optimal weight loss results. The team at My Bariatric Solutions has created a comprehensive handbook for weight loss surgery patients that includes a timetable for follow-up visits, including lap-band fills, and to help monitor their progress.
- Preparing for your bariatric surgery
- Your surgery day
- What to expect after surgery
- Dietary guidelines
- Exercise guidelines
- Long-term follow-up
- Support groups
Follow-Up Visits: A Lifetime Commitment
When you commit to weight loss surgery at My Bariatric Solutions, you are also committing to follow-up care. Our team wants to work closely with you as you strive to reach and maintain your health goals. It is very important to attend your scheduled follow-up visits; this is crucial to the evaluation of your health and necessary to achieving your weight loss goals.
The required follow-up visit pattern after bariatric surgery is as follows:
Initial post-operative evaluation and physician evaluation; psychological and nutritional follow up as needed.
Diet assessment, assessment of compliance with vitamins and exercise; blood work, psychological follow-up visits as needed.
Physician evaluation and blood work.
Physician evaluation and yearly blood work.
Yearly for Life
Missing office visits could compromise the outcome of your weight loss surgery. Long-term follow-up care is mandatory for success.