Memorial Comprehensive Weight-Loss Surgery Program
Effects of Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery
Memorial Comprehensive Weight-Loss Surgery Program can help patients achieve significant weight loss. However, weight-loss surgery should be considered carefully. Those contemplating surgery should be aware of the major lifestyle changes that will be required.
- Any future weight gain can be minimized with proper diet and exercise
- Patients lose most of their excess weight
- Typical weight loss is 10 to 15 pounds per month in the first year
- It is important to follow a physician-guided diet and exercise program
- Intolerance to sugar is common, including that found in some alcohol
- Lifelong vitamin supplementation is mandatory
- Following gastric bypass surgery, pregnancy after the first 18 months is acceptable with proper medical guidance
- Following LAP-BAND® surgery, pregnancy is acceptable at any time with proper medical review and guidance
Ongoing Weight-Loss Surgery Support
Changes in your lifestyle and diet are essential for getting the most from weight-loss surgery. Memorial Comprehensive Weight-Loss Surgery Program offers free bariatric weight-loss surgery support groups, as well as fitness programs specially designed to meet the individual needs of weight-loss surgery patients.
Memorial Comprehensive Weight-Loss Surgery Program hosts informative monthly seminars to answer your questions and introduce you to people who have undergone weight-loss surgery. Check our calendar for details.
Is Your Doctor a Memorial Doctor?
To find a physician who performs bariatric weight-loss surgery, call Memorial Physician Referral Service toll-free at (800) 944-DOCS. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.