What support do I need for recovery after bariatric surgery?

It is a good idea to meet with a nutritionist after bariatric surgery, particularly when you feel that your nutritional habits need to get back on track. Oftentimes, people who had bariatric surgery are not as rigorous with dietary and exercise habits. A nutritionist can help you refocus your attitude and stay positive as you recover from bariatric surgery.
Jessica Crandall
Nutrition & Dietetics Specialist

Following bariatric surgery, it is important to have the support of not only your surgeon, but also a dietitian that can assist in diet modification. The weeks following bariatric surgery can be challenging at times so it can be very beneficial to have additional support. Food requirements change over the weeks following surgery and it becomes very important to monitor these changes and how the body reacts to them. This is essential to promote fast and proper recovery following surgery.

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