You've thought long and hard about it and you've decided weight-loss surgery offers
your best hope in the battle against severe obesity. What's your next step in this
life-changing journey? Learn more about weight-loss surgery and
how to get started. If you are interested in attending a free informational seminar, please click this link to learn more about the upcoming dates and times.
Your Weight-Loss Team
Your journey will include several key passages: an initial consultation, months
of education and preparation, surgery and recovery, and finally a new, healthy way
of life. At every step of the way, you'll meet specifically trained professionals
who will work with you. All share a common goal: your lifelong success. View your
weight-loss team members.
Healthy Living Consultations
Weight-loss surgery by itself is not the answer. You also need exercise, nutrition
and mental health – three factors that make a powerful difference in your lifelong
success. Consultations with our experts will give you a realistic view of what to
expect and the important role you play.
A consultation with the nutrition therapy team will help you to understand the nutritional
aspects before, during, and after surgery. They will talk about several nutrition programs available to you, and help you to decide which program
is right for you. They will also answer any questions you may have.
Weight-loss surgery will require you to make permanent changes in your eating habits
to lose weight and keep it off. To prevent any problems with poor nutrition after
surgery, it is important to eat food of high nutritional quality. You will also
need to take the vitamin and mineral supplements recommended by your health care
team everyday for the rest of your life.
After your surgery, exercise should become a routine part of your life. An exercise
consultation will give you all the information you need to incorporate exercise
into your life and give you the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.
Exercise programs are available at your request to give you additional exercise
beyond the everyday activities you do at work or home.
You'll need to start exercising right away after surgery, with a plan that starts
slowly and becomes more difficult. This will be essential to your recovery and rehabilitation.
In addition to being medically appropriate for weight-loss surgery, you need to
be emotionally and mentally ready, too. At this appointment, you'll meet with a
psychologist who will complete a psychosocial assessment. This includes a review
of your eating behaviors, mood, stressors, and coping skills. Your commitment and
motivation to change lifestyle behaviors and follow pre- and post-surgical recommendations
will also be discussed.
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