Post-Surgery Support

Doctor talking with patient

Patients who are most successful with their weight loss make permanent changes to prioritize a healthy and active lifestyle. The surgery is a powerful tool enabling you to lose a significant amount of weight. However, following a healthy, structured eating plan and exercising on most days will ensure that you never regain the weight you lose.

Lasting success is achieved by:

  • Following a structured eating plan with three meals a day, eaten slowly. No meal skipping!
  • Eating a variety of healthy foods every day with plenty of lean protein, vegetables and fruit
  • Drinking lots of water and other low-calorie, noncarbonated beverages between but not with meals
  • Using protein supplement drinks and bars as snacks, if hungry between meals
  • Taking the recommended vitamin and mineral supplements every day
  • Exercising as often as possible. Try for 30 to 60 minutes of activity each day.

Follow-up appointments are designed to monitor the post-surgery course and provide guidance during the development of new lifestyle behaviors. Frequency is based on individual patient needs.

Support Groups

To assist patients in adapting to a new lifestyle after surgery, support group meetings are extremely beneficial. Team members guide participants in adopting dietary and exercise habits to maximize weight loss and promote optimal long-term health. The meetings allow patients to share personal experiences and concerns and to receive support and guidance from other post-surgery patients and health care professionals.

Support group meetings are held three times a month at the ValleyCare Weight Loss Surgery Center in the ValleyCare Medical Plaza at West Las Positas and Stoneridge in Pleasanton. Meetings are free for our ValleyCare surgery patients.

Contact Us

Weight Loss Surgery Program

ValleyCare Medical Plaza at Stoneridge and West Las Positas

5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 220

Pleasanton, CA 94588

Get driving directions and map

925.416.6720 or 800.577.5030

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Medical Director

Mary Estakhri, MD

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