After bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery follow-up visits
To help ensure your health and your success after surgery, follow up is essential. You'll return for a follow-up appointment one week after surgery in our office, then again at two months, six months and one year post surgery. After that, we would like to see you once a year as it is very important for you to keep up-to-date on nutrition and vitamin levels.
At each appointment, we will also check your overall physical condition and we will weigh and measure you with sophisticated equipment to calculate your body's water, fat and muscle make-up. If you have undergone the Adjustable Gastric Band procedure, we may also adjust the band during this visit.
We will also re-evaluate any medications you take to ensure they are still correct for you and we'll review your plan for taking multi-vitamins including B12 and iron and calcium supplements. In-office visits are also a good time to review any questions you have about your recovery, diet or exercise.
Ongoing support after surgery
We know that ongoing support after your bariatric weight loss surgery procedure is vital to your ongoing success and wellbeing. To help you, we offer in-person support groups as well as online support via our dedicated support forum and the new Bari-App.
Support groups are a great place for you to share your questions, concerns and experiences. You can also learn from other patients' successes and challenges.
Groups are confidential and led by professional facilitators who offer a relaxed, focused atmosphere.
Support Groups are held the First Monday and Third Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.
For specific information about support groups email: email@example.com.
On-site support groups meet at:
Shea Medical Center
Brady Conference Center
9300 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Online support group
To support you in your recovery, HonorHealth offers online support groups where you can interact with other bariatric surgery patients and staff, as well as post questions, comments or feedback.
This site is available to all registered Honor Health bariatric surgery patients, both pre- and post-surgery.
A number of important topics will be discussed, regardless of your surgery status. The online support group helps you become educated about life after surgery, as well as anticipate behavior changes needed to ensure your success.