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What are questions to ask about the recovery period after weight loss surgery?

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You may want to ask: How long will I be in the hospital, and off work recovering?

What type of follow-up care will I need?

How much food will I be able to eat afterward?

Are there certain foods I won't be able to eat?

Will I need vitamins after my surgery, and if so, what types?

When can I start exercising after surgery?

SOURCES:

Weight-Control Information Network of the National Institutes of Health: "Bariatric Surgery of Severe Obesity."

American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: "Bariatric Surgery FAQs."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 12, 2018

SOURCES:

Weight-Control Information Network of the National Institutes of Health: "Bariatric Surgery of Severe Obesity."

American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: "Bariatric Surgery FAQs."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 12, 2018

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