The Weight Loss Surgery Program
Care After Surgery
If you have any questions or concerns once you are home, you should call your surgeon.
Call your doctor or bariatric nurse if you experience any of the following:
- Persistent nausea or vomiting
- Vomiting a bright red or dark brown liquid (go to the emergency room)
- Increased redness, swelling, or foul-smelling discharge at incision site
- Increased soreness or pain in your incision(s)
- Any new or unusual pain in your abdomen, chest or legs
- Temperature higher than 101°F
- Passage of very dark stool
- Acute depression or negative emotions
Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass
Gastric Banding (Lap-Band)
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
Regular follow-up visits are scheduled during the first year after surgery to check your overall physical and mental health, metabolism, and nutritional status. It is crucial to your health that you keep these follow-up appointments.
Your first follow-up visit with the surgeon will be 10–14 days after hospital discharge. Subsequent visits are scheduled for one month, three months and every three months thereafter for the first year. After the first year, follow-up visits are required on a yearly basis. You will also be scheduled to see the dietitian and psychologist after one month following discharge and for regular follow-up visits to help you adjust to life after bariatric surgery.