From initial consultation to post-surgery support, many people will be involved in your care. All share a common goal: your success. These include:
- Surgeons & Advanced Practice Providers
- Specially-trained Nurses
- Bariatric Insurance specialist
- Bariatric Nurse Coordinator
- Bariatric Dietician
- Exercise Physiologist
- Support Groups
If you have you experienced weight loss surgery, have your surgery scheduled or are thinking about surgery, the Sanford weight loss surgery support group will help you learn more about diet, exercise, psychological challenges and more. Meetings are held the third Monday of each month at Sanford Medical Center.
For a listing of bariatric support groups that may take place in your area, please click here.
Back on Track Class
Please join the Sanford Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Program for Back on Track Class. This quarterly class is for anyone who has had weight loss surgery and may be struggling to lose or maintaining their weight loss, or for those who want to get back to basics after surgery. The following topics will be reviewed and discussed as a group:
- Back to basics after surgery
- Diet guidelines
- Eating tips, tricks, and hints
- Mindful eating
- Emotional eating
- Physical activity
- Motivation and personal accountability
Classes are lead by the Bariatric Nurse Practitioner, Bariatric Nurse Coordinator and Bariatric Dietician. Please call (605) 333-2249 for more information.
BLAST (Better Living, Attitude, and Success Training)
Classes are held each month for bariatric patients. Join our bariatric dietician to discuss the following topics during this 2 hour class:
This class will show you how to pay closer attention to what you are eating and how it makes you feel. Practice taking smaller bites, eating slower and experiencing the food with all your senses. Learn to enjoy the quality more than the quantity. Determine why you are eating… is it for hunger or for other reasons? Identify activities that are personally interesting and nurturing that can replace unnecessary eating.
Barriers and Feelings
This class will help you identify any food related issues before having bariatric surgery so you can focus on your activities of life. Some issues can be dealt with and others may require more time. Identify health improvements resulting from successful weight loss surgery.
This class will help you learn how to build a food plan and subsequently create a grocery list. You will learn about physical activities that can be started before surgery and how to support healthy behaviors after surgery.
If you would like additional information, please call to arrange a consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons at (605) 328-3840 or (800) 727-0670, or click here to request more information online.