Recovering from Weight Loss Surgery

Many changes will take place after surgery and the care teams at the Ascension Borgess Bariatric Center Program will be with you from the moment you come out of surgery through the first few days following surgery and beyond.

Your surgeon will decide when you are ready to leave the hospital, based on your progress. Most patients spend one night in the hospital. Our care team will guide you through your personal changes post-surgery and provide you with the education to help you adjust to your new diet and lifestyle.

When you return home, plan on taking things easy for a while. Your body will be recovering from major surgery and weight loss during the recovery period. However, light activity, such as frequent short walks, is recommended. It is also important to follow your specific nutrition guidelines and to keep up your fluid intake with small, frequent sips.

You will follow-up with your surgery team frequently after surgery:

  • One week
  • One month
  • Three months
  • Six months
  • 1 year
  • 18 months
  • Yearly

The courage you had to take the first step will guide you to your success and we will be right by your side. To learn more about the recovery process, watch our online video seminars.