According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, 228,000 bariatric procedures were performed last year. The majority of them were sleeve (59.39 percent) and gastric bypass (17.80 percent) procedures, but more and more people are committing to weight loss surgery every year.
If you’ve decided to have weight loss surgery, then finding out more about the surgery process is probably the next thing on your to-do list. What’s the timeline for weight loss surgery? How soon can you schedule your surgery? How long will recovery take? All important questions that you’ve undoubtedly asked.
To give you an idea of what to expect during surgery, we’ve created an infographic that answers these questions. It covers everything from your first consultation with a surgeon, to the actual day of surgery with estimates for how long the procedure might take, to your recovery and post-op appointments.
Your weight loss surgery journey will depend on your unique situation and the treatment plan that your surgeon creates with you, but the timeline below should be a good starting point as you begin this journey.
If you live in Los Angeles and want to find out if you’re a candidate for weight loss surgery, call 855-SOMA-411 to schedule a free consultation.