Are you ready to lose weight and improve your life? At one of our free information sessions, you can meet our weight loss specialists and learn more about bariatric surgery options. Find a session near you by calling (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677.
Shortly before your surgery day, someone from our office will call you. We will tell you when and where to arrive for your procedure. We recommend you leave all valuables at home, including jewelry.
Bringing certain items from home may make your stay more comfortable. We recommend you bring:
After you check in at the hospital on your surgery day, here’s what you can expect:
Immediately after the surgery is completed:
Here’s what you can expect during your hospital stay:
Having some pain or discomfort in the first few days after bariatric surgery is completely normal. Our surgeons are skilled in minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques, which means they use tiny incisions for many procedures. This approach leads to less pain after surgery and a quicker recovery.
After surgery, our care team will work closely with you to manage any discomfort you may have. Most people go home from the hospital a few days after weight loss surgery and feel back to normal within two to four weeks.
We’ll schedule your first follow-up appointment for one to two weeks after surgery. This appointment’s purpose is to check in on your health and progress. You will also have regular health and wellness visits after surgery, with full access to our support groups.
Your life after weight loss surgery will change in several ways. You’ll progress from a liquid diet to small meals with recommended foods. Most people are back to work within two to four weeks, but your circumstances will be unique to you. And we will support you in every way to ensure you have a successful recovery.
Get more details about life after bariatric surgery.
The specifics of your surgery will depend on your overall health and circumstances. Each type of bariatric surgery is different. Your care team will explain everything you need to know so you feel confident in your care.
Find out more details about the weight loss surgeries performed at AHN, including: