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Weight Loss Surgery Aftercare

Gastric banding with the LAP-BAND® System, Sleeve Gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery require a lifelong commitment to behavioral change and modified eating habits in order for you to get the most out of your weight loss efforts. Ongoing care is provided by our bariatric surgeon and nurses throughout the weight-loss process.

Gastric Sleeve Bypass and Banding Support Group Meetings

To help our patients adjust to their new ways of life and understand the emotional changes that occur, Winthrop-University Hospital offers weekly Bariatric Surgery Support Groups. All bypass, sleeve and banding patients are welcome at these support groups, as well as those who are considering obesity surgery. Pre- and postoperative issues, as well as behavioral adjustment techniques, are discussed in each meeting along with a focused conversation on a special topic for the month. Family and friends of patients are welcome to attend our support group meetings. Click for more information on support groups.

To learn more about our support group meetings, call Karen Norowski at (855) 678-7436.

Long-Term Support

Bariatric surgery requires a lifelong commitment to changes in eating habits and exercise. Contact our program in Long Island to learn more about gastric banding and bypass surgery and the behavioral changes that will help you maintain a healthy weight for life. Gastric banding and bypass surgery has helped many patients throughout New York improve their lives by improving their health.

For our Support Group Schedule, click here.

The Winthrop Surgical Weight Loss Program offers bariatric surgery to those suffering from obesity in Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn and all of New York. Our three dedicated weight loss surgeons and staff provide safe and effective solutions to excess weight and morbid obesity.