Bariatric Surgery Rehabilitation

Achieve your exercise and physical activity goals for bariatric surgery

We provide individualized programs to address any barriers to exercise and physical activity for preoperative and post-operative bariatric surgery patients including pain, shortness of breath, balance problems, limited mobility, and lack of knowledge on how to get started with an exercise routine. We will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan and exercise program that meets your needs for exercise and physical activity via in-person visits and telehealth services for eligible patients.

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Since starting the program, I am much less short of breath when I walk and can travel much farther.
David R.

Services provided

  • Supervised exercise training
  • Breathing exercises to reduce shortness of breath
  • Pain management
  • Personalized exercise routines that you can follow at home or in your community
  • Education on how to safely exercise both before and after bariatric surgery


  • Meeting your exercise goals to support weight loss and weight maintenance
  • Developing a more active lifestyle
  • Less shortness of breath
  • Less pain and stiffness
  • Improved strength
I am glad this program exists. They helped me resolve my pain, improve my balance. I'm so much more mobile.
Vanita P.
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How to schedule an appointment

Patients must have a referral from a UI Health Bariatric Surgery Program surgeon or nurse practitioner. Most patients require at least 2 sessions, however those with more needs may require about 6 to 10 visits.

Clinic hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9 AM to 4 PM
Fridays: 8 AM to 2 PM
Telehealth options available

You can contact Richard Severin at: