Support After Surgery

Weight loss surgery may help you meet your weight-loss, health, and lifestyle goals. However, once you’ve undergone weight loss surgery, you’ll need to learn some new habits to make sure that you lose weight and keep it off. Remember, this is NOT a diet but rather a weight-loss tool to help you change your life.


Regardless of the type of surgery you choose, you’ll need to work with your physician and a dietitian to construct a healthy diet plan to assure both weight loss and good nutrition. You’ll be creating a plan for your new life, therefore it is important to follow it permanently for the sake of protecting your health.  Our licensed dietitians can teach you about healthy food choices and new methods of food preparation.


Undergoing weight loss surgery is a major life-changing experience. You’ll have a whole new set of lifestyle guidelines for maintaining your weight loss and health goals.

Ongoing Support

ee-new-RobynMeet the challenges adjusting to life post operatively with the commitment of ongoing education and support.  Talking to a professional about your previous struggles with obesity and your current struggles with your new post-surgery lifestyle can help you understand more about yourself, and help you stay focused on your goals. You may also find that being involved in support groups with other people who have experienced similar struggles can be extremely helpful and help you stay motivated. We highly encourage everyone to attend support group meetings after their surgery.  If you are unable to attend the meetings, try to find a group that you can get together with to support each other.

Support Group Dates:

Held every 2nd Thursday of each month from 7:30-8:30pm

Support Group Location

St. Catherine Room (at St. Francis Hospital behind the Emergency Dept.) There is a sign that says “Longinotti Auditorium” over the door that you enter from the outside of the building.

You Can Do It!

Our team of weight loss surgery professionals is ready to guide you every step of the way on your journey to rediscovering your self-confidence and enjoying a longer, healthier and more active life.

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Dr. Robert Wegner performed my RNY gastric bypass surgery on November 9, 2015. I was 36 at the time, and while I’ve never been skinny, I have an athletic build and played three sports throughout high school. I started struggling with my weight my first year of college when I was 18 years old. I have tried just about every diet on the market. I … Continue reading

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This surgery is designed for those with a body mass index equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities.

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