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Life After Bariatric Surgery

After returning home, you won’t be stuck in bed. In fact, you're encouraged to move around! But you’ll still need to take it easy for 3-4 weeks as your body heals and you slowly start introducing solid foods back into your diet.

While you're capable of living independently during recovery, we encourage family and friends to visit for emotional support. Don’t forget to stay hydrated!


Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups

"Weigh of Life" Virtual Support Group
This group provides education and support before and after surgery. Groups are moderated by the bariatric coordinator. Patients, family, and friends who will be supporting you after surgery are welcome to attend.

This group meets on the second Monday of every month from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Click here for 2024 dates and topics.

Post-Op Bariatric Support Group (In-person)
This group provides ongoing support after surgery in a sharing-style format. Groups are moderated by the bariatric coordinator. Open only to patients of Wentworth-Douglass
Hospital who have had bariatric surgery. Please do not
bring family or friends.

This group meets on the second Thursday of every month from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Click here for more information.

Call 833-936-3963 for more information about both groups.

Supported & Connected

Statistics show that staying connected with your bariatric team through follow-up appointments and support groups is key for long-term success.

That's why we schedule multiple check-ins throughout the year following surgery and encourage you to join one of our virtual support groups, which are made up of other patients like you.

Beginning Your Best Life

The results of your surgery become apparent soon after going home. Your appetite changes. You get full faster. As you change your eating habits and follow your exercise plan, the weight starts to come off. But unlike before, the weight stays off.

Your new life starts to take shape. You start taking those walks on the beach. You go for hikes with friends. While it’s tiring at first, you find it’s not as hard as it used to be. You start going to more baseball games and musicals, without worrying about seating. Maybe you start thinking about having kids. You start planning for the future.

And that’s when you realize you’ve broken free from your obesity. You’re no longer stuck in the cycle of losing and gaining weight. Instead, you’re living the life you wanted. Your best life.

More Questions? Give us a call or read these FAQs from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery


Start Your Journey with a Free Info Session

Learn everything you need to know about weight loss surgery at one of our free information sessions, so you can start deciding whether surgery is right for you.  Sign up for an information session to get started

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