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A structured post-bariatric surgery follow up is one of the Cornerstones of Our Practice at the New York Bariatric Group. Learn more about what you can expect immediately after bariatric surgery.

Hospital Stay

It is important to remember that The New York Bariatric Group and its affiliate Bariatric Center has been recognized as a “MBSAQIP and its Accredited Center-Comprehensive”. This designation provides the public with the assurance that our practice provides complete care for patients before, during and after bariatric surgery, and we have a proven track record verified by an independent review organization.

Based on this designation, we have proven that your hospital stay, whether overnight (as in the case of Lap-Band or Sleeve Surgery), same day (as in case of ROSE procedure surgery), as in the case of Lap band or Rose surgery), or for up to two nights (as in the case of Laparoscopic Roux en Y surgery) will provide all that is necessary for a fast and pleasant recovery. From our full time bariatric nurse coordinator to specialized equipment that is needed to fulfill the needs of patients post-bariatric surgery, including bariatric chairs, beds, gowns and other specialized equipment. At the end of your hospital stay, you will find that our program is designed solely for the purpose of the bariatric patient.


Recovery Period

The amount of recovery time from weight loss surgery varies depending on the type of procedure that was performed. Gastric bypass recovery time will be different from lap band recovery time, for instance, and the length of your hospital stay will also vary, as mentioned above. Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery recovery time begins with typically two full days in the hospital and patients who have undergone Lap Band surgery or the Sleeve surgery typically go home the same day or quite possibly the day after surgery.

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After bariatric surgery, patients are required to comfortably tolerate liquids (stage 1 bariatric diet) and a soft-pureed diet (stage 2 bariatric diet) before they are discharged from the hospital. Patients will need to remain on the stage 2 bariatric diet for the first 4 weeks after surgery and after that time may introduce the stage 3 bariatric diet which consists primarily of a protein based diet with no concentrated sweets, carbohydrates or carbonated beverages. It is important to remember that after being discharged from the hospital after bariatric surgery, you may not be able to return to your normal daily activities for up to one to two weeks. Patients must be driven home by a friend or family member after surgery and can return to work in approximately three to five days.

Most important, no matter which procedure they undergo, all patients are encouraged to take plenty of time to recover after bariatric surgery. Patients should not return to work until they have had enough time to heal and feel physically comfortable.

Learn more about lap band or gastric bypass recovery time, and other guidelines and expectations, as well as post-bariatric surgery assistance and support by calling the New York Bariatric Group at 800-633-8446.


Virtual Aftercare

The New York Bariatric Group is proud to provide a virtual aftercare program to assist you on your gastric balloon journey. We have a website portal, Android and iPhone app where you can make your appointments with our nutritionist or fitness trainer and at the time of your appointment you just click a button from the comforts of your own home and you are instantly video connected to our staff. We also have a comprehensive library of prerecorded fitness and nutritional videos, unlimited messaging with our nutritionist, as well as I’ve streaming group nutrition and fitness classes.

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Our team is happy to speak with you and help you understand any of the treatments we offer, or answer any questions you have. Please call and speak with us at 800-633-8446, or read more about the surgical and non-surgical options we offer here.

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What our patients are saying

“The staff and doctors at the New York Bariatric Group are amazing! They are always patient, helpful, and very understanding and pro-active with questions, problems, etc. After Lap Band surgery I feel fantastic. For the last 6 years I have not had to worry if my clothes would fit. I have been able to maintain my weight loss, and have so much more energy.”

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"Dr. Holover has a great personality, I love him, I consider him a good friend, and I recommend him to everyone. He and his staff are amazing. I thought my recovery would be worse, but it wasn’t. It was great. After a couple of days I was back on my feet and going, with three boys you don’t have time to be down. Now, my kids have to keep up with me!"

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"My results are incredible; I can go to any store and find clothes that fit, I don’t have to go to the big and tall store anymore. My family and friends say I look great, but more so are so happy about my health. Definitely go for it, it is well worth it."

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"My recovery was very easy, I started moving around pretty quick because the nurses had me up and about. Dr. Angstadt has a great bedside manner, a cheerful disposition and is very knowledgeable. He was genuinely concerned for me, he answered all of my questions and put me at ease. I couldn’t be happier, I think it is the best decision I ever made."

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"I was concerned about my health, my blood pressure, cholesterol, my mobility, my flexibility. A few friends told me about NYBG and I went to a seminar. I wanted to live a healthier life and live a long life. My recovery was great, after a week I was 100%. My doctor, Dr. Sekhar, has the best personality in the world."

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"I had a couple of friends who had bariatric surgery done by Dr. Garber a few years back and I decided to make the appointment. My favorite thing about the surgery is not being able to eat that much, eating whatever I want but in smaller portions. My results are amazing"

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*Individual results may vary.

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