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 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 our patients after 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.

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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.

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 following 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.

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Most importantly, 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 866-569-7049.

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.

At the time of your appointment, simply 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 streaming group nutrition and fitness classes.

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Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Lost 76lbs

Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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Lost 92lbs

Samantha's success story

I feel like a completely different person.

I had the gastric sleeve procedure. The driving factor behind me getting this procedure was my health. I didn't feel good physically or mentally. I had joint pains, even standing was difficult sometimes. Emotionally, this surgery completely turned my life around. I have so much more confidence. So much more happiness. I feel like a completely different person. I feel stronger. I feel able to accomplish more.

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Lost 99lbs

Eileen's success story

It saved my life.

The driving factor behind me getting my procedure was that I couldn't get up off the floor with my granddaughter. That was my why. That was my big reason for having this surgery done. After surgery, it was a little bit of a struggle with what to eat. What you put in your mouth that you don't even think about. You don't think about what you're eating or how you're eating and portion size. It's what I do now every single day. The procedure has changed my life in so many ways. It saved my life.

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Lost 126lbs

Brittany's success story

I am totally comfortable in my own skin.

I think I always grew up identifying myself as less than other people because I was fat. I decided to tackle that and just live my life. I had a sleeve gastrectomy. It changed how I view myself. How I communicate with people. I'm able to be much more of myself and live the life I always thought I should have been living. I am totally comfortable in my own skin. You have the tools you need to succeed here.

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Lost 157lbs

Desiree's success story

I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before.

I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy because I had just become diabetic, and I had hypertension for many years. I lost a total of 157 pounds in 11 months. I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before. Everyone at New York Bariatric Group has been wonderful. They are kind. They are understanding. They make you feel comfortable. They will guide you every step of the way on your journey so that you can be successful.

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Note: A BMI of 30 – 34.9 or BMI 35 – 39.9 with no comorbidities qualify for lap band but is usually not covered by insurance.

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