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What to Expect


Surgery is not a quick fix to obesity. Memorial Weight-Loss Surgery Program can help patients lose weight, but successfully maintaining weight loss means embracing a new lifestyle that includes eating healthy and exercising regularly. This requires commitment. If you're considering weight-loss surgery, here are a few things you can expect after surgery:

  • 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
  • To successfully lose weight and keep it off, follow a physician-guided diet and exercise program
  • Lifelong vitamin supplementation is mandatory
  • Following weight-loss surgery – after the majority of the excess weight has been lost – pregnancy is acceptable with proper medical guidance

Ongoing Weight-Loss Surgery Support

Changes in your lifestyle, including eating healthy and exercising, are essential for getting the most from weight-loss surgery. Memorial Weight-Loss Surgery Program offers free support groups, as well as fitness programs tailored to the individual needs of our patients.

Join us for an informative monthly weight-loss surgery seminar. We are available to answer your questions and introduce you to people who have undergone weight-loss surgery. Click here for more information.