Weight Loss Surgery Support
The changes in your diet and lifestyle after surgery will last a lifetime. You will have a greater chance of long-term success if you surround yourself with people who understand and support your goals. The team at Atrium Health Floyd Bariatric Surgery is here to support your ongoing needs.
This closed group is a trusted source for post-surgery support and is moderated by a licensed bariatric registered nurse. The Facebook group is open to anyone who has had bariatric surgery or is thinking about having bariatric surgery at Atrium Health Floyd Bariatric Surgery.
In-person Support Group
Moderated by skilled professionals, support group meetings offer dietary and exercise tips, guest speakers, and peer support and encouragement. Bring a friend or family member who might be interested in learning more about bariatric surgery. Support group meetings are held every other month on the first Monday (with exceptions for holidays) from 6 - 7 p.m. at Atrium Health Floyd Corporate Support. Registration is not required.
During the first year after bariatric surgery, you will make frequent follow-up visits to make sure you're losing adequate weight in a healthy manner. You will see your surgeon and dietitian after surgery at two weeks, four weeks, three months, six months, one year and then annually thereafter. At these visits, nutrition plans and coping strategies are discussed, and your post-surgery plan is modified as needed. Blood tests are also routinely done to monitor potential deficiencies.