Weight loss surgery is a major surgery. It is the most effective tool to treat morbid obesity. Although most patients enjoy an improvement in obesity-related health conditions (such as mobility, self-image and self-esteem) after the successful results of weight loss surgery. These results should not be the overriding motivation for having the procedure. The goal is to live better, healthier and longer.
This site will provide valuable information about the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery. However, the best way to get a full assessment of your condition is to schedule a consultation to determine if weight loss surgery may be an option for you.
This is why you should make the decision to have weight loss surgery only after careful consideration and consultation with an experienced bariatric surgeon. A qualified surgeon should answer your questions clearly and explain the procedure, the extent of the recovery period and the reality of the follow-up care that will be required. As part of routine evaluation for weight loss surgery, some of the requirements are that you consult with a dietician/nutritionist and a psychiatrist/therapist. This is to help establish clear understanding of the post-operative changes in behavior that are essential for long-term success.
It is important to remember that there are no ironclad guarantees in any kind of medicine or surgery. What can be said, however, is that weight loss surgery will only succeed when the patient makes a lifelong commitment. Some of the challenges facing a person after weight loss surgery can be unexpected. To hlep patients achieve their goals and deal with the changes surgery and weight loss can bring most bariatric surgeons offer follow-up care that includes; support groups, dieticians, and other forms of continuing education.