Life After Surgery
Bariatric surgery is not a quick fix. It's an ongoing journey toward weight loss through lifestyle changes. After surgery, the difference in your body makes it physically easier to adjust your eating and lifestyle habits. Fortunately, you will not have to go through the process alone. A team of professionals will be there to support your efforts. Positive changes in your body, your weight, and your health will occur, but you will need to be patient through the recovery process.
Weight-loss surgery is not a cure for obesity, but rather a tool to help you lose weight to live a healthier, longer and more fulfilling life. Success depends on your ability to follow guidelines for diet, exercise and lifestyle changes.
Holy Name Medical Center offers follow-up care, including free monthly support groups led by our Bariatric Coordinator and a dietitian to help patients achieve long-term success. HNH Fitness Center can help patients to start off weight loss surgery on the right path. Your chance of maintaining a healthy weight will increase if you have a network of people who can offer encouragement and help you stay on track.