Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Post Bariatric Care Team is a multidisciplinary medical support team that cares for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. We help ensure long-term, successful outcomes by preventing complications from weight regain, obesity-associated illnesses and nutritional deficiencies.
Why Is Bariatric Follow-up Care Important?
Regularly scheduled post-operative follow-up visits are important for a variety of reasons, including:
- Supportive follow-up care and specific dietary instruction help maximize success.
- Follow-up visits help you achieve weight loss and sustain it long-term.
- Follow-up visits are necessary to help identify complications related to nutritional deficiencies and difficulty absorbing nutrients, which can occur in all stages of your weight loss journey.
What Are Your Follow-Up Options?
Our doctors and providers offer one-on-one visits and will discuss with you options, such as lifestyle changes and additional therapies, for continued weight loss. Most follow-up appointments are about 40 to 60 minutes and are held with one of our post-bariatric care providers.
To schedule an appointment for our Mountain View, Palo Alto and Fremont locations, please call (855) 729-7174.
To schedule an appointment for our Santa Cruz location, please call (831) 462-7174.