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Recovery and Follow Up

Some of our bariatric patients, especially those with a weight loss balloon or Lap Band, go home the same day as their procedure. Others stay in the hospital for one to several days. Because our bariatric procedures are often done laparoscopically, the recovery time is shorter on average than it would be with an open procedure. The procedure you have along with your recovery and other medical conditions, will determine how quickly you can go home after surgery.

We will review your post-surgery guidelines in detail with you before the day of your procedure, but in general we will ask you to be mindful of:

  • Driving: You may receive a prescription for post-surgery pain medicine. It is important to refrain from driving as long as you are taking pain medication. Typically our patients take pain medication for about a week.
  • Moving: It will be beneficial to do some movement regularly after your surgery. This will help your recovery. Walking is a great choice of exercise. You don’t have to walk far or quickly, but consistent short walks will add up.
  • Vitamins: Our team will talk to you about what vitamins you should be taking. Remember, since you’re eating less and are on a restrictive food plan initially, it is very important to keep up with your vitamins.
  • Follow up: Our staff will schedule follow up appointments with you. We generally set up a first appointment about a week out from your procedure. We will then continue to see you multiple times throughout your first year. Follow up throughout your weight loss journey is critical. Even though your weight loss procedure will give you a strong chance of success, no one achieves substantial weight loss without the work that complements the surgery. It is through your follow up visits that we can help you stay on track, address any challenges you’re facing, and celebrate your successes with you.

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From Our Patients

“Before the surgery I was always trying to blend in. I never wanted to be noticed. Now I feel free and I am excited to go out and meet people. I no longer have to hide… I owe you so much! The whole office is great!”

“I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Garber, Donna the PA and everyone in the office. Everyone is so polite and professional. They have helped me every step of the way.”

“So far I have lost 83lbs with gastric bypass. I had my surgery with New York Bariatric Group. They made me feel ‘normal.’ They were always caring and supportive, I no longer have trouble bending or walking and my diabetes and high blood pressure are things of the past.”

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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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