Weight Loss Follow-Up Care and Support Groups

A helping hand when you need it.

Losing weight and keeping it off requires ongoing support, and the team at Nuvance Health™ is here for you. Whether you need assistance changing old habits or an unexpected challenge slows your progress, we can help. Many patients come to us for care and encouragement years after treatment is complete. And you can, too.
More Information About Weight Loss Support

Life is different after bariatric surgery or completing a medical weight loss program. Regular follow-up care and support groups can make it easier to manage these changes.

In addition to losing weight, you may experience changes affecting your:

  • Emotions and self-image
  • Appetite
  • Personal or professional relationships
  • Overall health

Ongoing Weight Loss Care and Support at Nuvance Health: Why Choose Us?

At Nuvance Health, our concern for your well-being extends beyond your initial weight loss achievements. We build lasting relationships with patients, making it easier to come to us when you need help. Even if you gain weight or feel self-conscious about your situation, we are here for you. Highlights of our program include:

  • Compassionate care
    Having a busy life or experiencing health challenges can make it difficult to stick to your weight loss plan. If your needs change, there’s no need to feel embarrassed. We give you the careful attention and respect you deserve.
  • Easy access
    You do not need to wait for an appointment to ask for help. Weight loss specialists, including bariatric coordinators, are available by phone on weekdays. You may also be able to see a specialist without leaving home through telehealth visits.
  • Education
    We explain how your life may change as you lose weight. We welcome any questions you have and take time to address your concerns. Explore weight loss surgery and what to expect.
Follow-Up Care After Bariatric Surgery
    After surgery, you undergo a series of follow-up visits. They are frequent at first, then every few months and as your health stabilizes, once a year. During these visits, we:  
    • Monitor your recovery from surgery
    • Evaluate vitamin, nutrient and hydration levels
    • Review your diet, eating habits and activity levels
    • Ask you about your emotional health, including anxiety, body image issues and any other negative feelings
    • Check the status of obesity-related issues, including sleep apnea, high blood pressure and diabetes
    • Discuss other challenges you may be facing, including difficult relationships and life changes

    • Depending on your needs, we may recommend:
      • Changes to your diet, activity level or vitamins
      • Meeting with an obesity medicine doctor to get to the source of lingering weight issues
      • Speaking with a behavioral health professional to address social or emotional challenges
      • Smaller doses or discontinuing medications for obesity-related conditions

      • Weight Loss Support Groups
          Our monthly support group gives you an opportunity to meet and learn from people going through some of the same challenges. Dietitians and behavioral health professionals host the meeting. View the Putnam Hospital 2021 support group schedule here. View the Northern Dutchess Hospital 2021 support group schedule here. 
          During support group meetings, we discuss common challenges and tips for pushing past them. Common topics include:
          • Healthy foods and recipes
          • Staying motivated
          • Emotional eating
          • Physical activity
          • Excess skin and when to consider surgery
          • Coping with relationship changes
          Learn More About Our Program: Virtual Seminars Our seminars are for people interested in losing weight through bariatric surgery. Get to know the surgeons, learn how the procedures work, what life is like after surgery and more. Watch our bariatric (weight loss) surgery seminar:

          After completing the online seminar, the next step is making an appointment to learn more about how we can help you.

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