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The UM Upper Chesapeake Health Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery Program provides pre- and post-operative support, helping you make lifestyle changes that will get you ready for surgery and help you be successful afterwards. Most of our patients recover from surgery within three weeks, typically losing 15 to 20 pounds per month for the first three months.

Pre-Surgery

The biggest hurdle for most patients is learning how to eat and drink slowly. This eating process can take at least two weeks to master which is why patients are encouraged to begin practicing this prior to surgery. Our bariatric specialists will work with you on this eating approach so that you are successful after surgery. 

Post-Surgery

Patients are out of bed and walking around on the day of surgery and are generally discharged the next day. Initial post-op visit is 7-10 days after surgery.

Month One

  • Follow-up appointment
  • Return to regular activity within 3-4 weeks
  • Return to work, depending on what kind of physical activity your job requires

Month Two

  • Follow-up appointment
  • Return to full normal activity

Month Three

  • Follow-up appointment

We are always available for continued support. Come to our weight loss surgery support group held at 7 pm three times per month.

Please contact us if you have any questions at 443-843-6360.

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