The Bariatric Surgery Process: Steps Along the Journey to a New You
Recovering from Weight Loss Surgery
Many changes will take place after surgery and the care teams at the Ascension St. John and Jane Phillips Bariatric Programs will be with you from the moment you come out of surgery through the first few days following surgery and beyond.
Your surgeon will work with you to 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 continue to guide you through your personal changes post-surgery to help you adjust and succeed with your new diet and lifestyle.
The Ascension St. John and Jane Phillips Programs recommend the following:
- Plan on taking things easy for a while and get plenty of rest the first few days after your surgery
- Follow your individual nutrition guidelines/plan
- Light activity and work toward reincorporating physical activity into your daily life
- Utilize support options—communicate with care teams and support groups
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, attend one of our weight loss seminars.