Comprehensive Follow-up Care
At Yale-New Haven Hospital, surgeons closely monitor patients after all weight-loss procedures. Routine follow-up visits are scheduled at two weeks, two months, six months, and 12 months following surgery. When necessary, visits may continue further out. During these exams, physicians review personalized health, diet, exercise, medication and vitamin/mineral requirements and track progress with patients. These visits are also a good time for patients to discuss any post-operative problems or concerns with their surgeons.
Free Bariatric Support Group
Our free bariatric patient support group meets monthly and welcomes individuals considering, preparing for, and working to stay on track after weight-loss surgery. The group philosophy is "by the patients, for the patients" and each session is led by Yale-New Haven Hospital's own patients.
Two locations and times are offered:
First Tuesday of every month
Temple Medical Center
60 Temple Street, lower level
For details call 203.789.6327
Fourth Thursday of every month
YNHH Saint Raphael Campus
1450 Chapel St.
Cronin Auditorium/Lobby Conf Room
Weight Loss Surgery Success Skills Group
A 6-week class run by Elizabeth McMahon, this group focuses on the behaviors that promote long lasting weight loss and health maintenance. A fee is charged. Open houses are held at intervals; contact Jessie Moore, 203.776.4677 for more information.
Weigh to Go!
This bi-monthly program gives each participant accountability and guidance along with a strong nutrition focus to help learn how to eat right, increase metabolism and enjoy their food while doing so. Each session includes a weight check, nutrition and behavioral topics, and recipes. A fee is charged. Contact Gina Kessler, RD at 203.776.4677 for more information.
All pre- and post-op patients are eligible for the following events, coordinated by Gina Kessler, RD, 203.776.4677.
||Tour of best food choice areas
||Online/Social Media Aids for Weight Loss Success
||How to use food monitoring websites
Smartphone apps for all
Setting targets for protein, carbs, etc.
||Back to School
||Healthy family meals on any budget
Fall recipe samples
||Discover Mindful Eating
||Awareness of how your mind can play a key role in changing the way you approach, enjoy and relate to food.
||Breaking the Weight Loss Plateau
||Keys to changing metabolism
Resetting your "set point"