Life After Surgery
Bariatric Surgery patients undergo dramatic changes in their bodies, life and health in the first days after surgery. Our patients have access to our experienced Bariatric Registered Nurse Coordinators for medical questions by phone. Our team will work closely with you, your primary care physician and other medical specialists to ensure that your changing medical conditions are appropriately treated.
After surgery, you can expect follow-up visits at two weeks, one month, three months, six months and 12 months. You will meet with our Bariatric Certified Registered Dietitian at 1 month, 4 months, 9 months, and yearly. She will discuss your diet advancement, vitamin supplementation, and adjust your diet as you heal using food choices she knows you like. You will also visit with our Exercise Physiologist at 2 months and 7 months post-op. She will guide you in safely progressing your exercise frequency, duration and intensity based on your specific health concerns and limitations.
Please remember: If you need an appointment in between your planned post-op, please call our office to make an appointment.
As you begin your New Life after surgery, it’s not unusual for you to experience unexpected emotions and feelings. One of the most common thoughts is often, “What have I done?” This is a perfectly natural response to any sudden change. Fortunately, this is a temporary phase.
As your recovery progresses and you realize that you have already lost 15-20 pounds in only two weeks…. you begin to understand that this time, lasting weight loss it is really going to happen for you! This is an exciting process and our compassionate staff at the New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery is here to help you every step of the way!
Lifelong support is available through our Weight Loss Support Groups in person and online with our private New Life Bariatric Support Group on Facebook. You will receive emotional support and ongoing education from successful patients and professional staff. People who routinely attend Support Groups maintain better weight loss and have fewer complications!
Post Weight Loss Surgery
After bariatric surgery patients will recover their health and have a New Life! This life includes new health habits with healthier diet and exercise choices. The most successful patients, however, are sometimes disappointed in their appearance due to excessive sagging skin. This is a natural feeling and we understand that many patients would like to get rid of the excess skin to look and feel better and avoid skin rashes that may develop.