Most bariatric patients hope to have a single procedure to address their concerns, but in some cases a second surgery may be necessary. The reasons for this can vary, and your options for revision weight loss surgery will also depend on the technique originally used and the goal of the second surgery. If you think you may need revisional bariatric surgery, our extensively trained and board-certified weight loss surgeons can help you identify the problem and develop a customized solution that optimizes your results. Some of the reasons patients may need revision bariatric surgery include: Complications stemming from the initial procedure Insufficient weight loss Excessive weight loss Preference for another weight loss technique The final possibility, preference for another weight loss technique, is quite uncommon, but is often expressed in combination with another issue, such as insufficient weight loss or complications. During your initial consultation, we will review your results, discuss your desired outcome, go over your lifestyle habits, and provide guidance as to the next step in your care. Talk to us today for more information.
One way to know whether a bariatric surgeon or practice is right for you is to ask if they offer presurgical weight loss counseling and comprehensive weight loss support programs. These options bookend bariatric surgery and support patients in their goals—ultimately leading to greater success. Presurgical counseling covers a lot of ground, going over most of what you will need to know about weight loss surgery. Some of the topics covered include: Qualification info for different types of bariatric surgery Dietary changes you will need to make before and after surgery Lifestyle changes you will need to make before and after surgery What recovery will be like Which procedure may best suit your needs and goals What results to anticipate Presurgical counseling involves healthcare professionals from many disciplines, including nutrition, exercise, mental health, and medical. They can answer your questions and help you better understand the benefits and challenges of weight loss surgery. If you have questions about what to expect during presurgical counseling, give us a call. We can review what happens in this meeting and how you can... Read More
Healthcare can be confusing and expensive, and if you’re seeking bariatric surgery, usually there are a number of requirements to complete and “hoops” to jump through before you can have it. As a result, many people look into crossing the border for their weight loss procedure; however, patients should be very cautious about traveling to foreign countries for this type of operation. Once surgery is complete, the real work begins. The recovery period is an important part of achieving the results you are seeking. Healing, overall progress, and bariatric support programs will continue well after you have returned to the US, so checking in with your physician, monitoring your experience, and providing excellent care and treatment become far more difficult from a distance. Furthermore, should you need urgent care, it may be difficult or impossible for you to see your operating physician. It’s also important to remember that patients who are obese often have weight-related medical conditions that make flying and traveling by other means more complicated or unwise. Your health, comfort, and results should remain primary concerns throughout treatment.... Read More
Now is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and make the most of the higher temperatures and longer days, but summer, as wonderful as it is, presents some difficulties for bariatric surgery patients, too. Maintaining a healthy diet can prove daunting when so much tempting food abounds. Fortunately, you can have your fun and eat great too with these healthy tips for staying foodwise this season: Heading to the Water Whether it’s the local swimming pool, the beach, or lakeside, preparing for a day on the water is as easy as packing a picnic lunch. Skip the greasy spoons and bring hummus, veggies, sliced turkey, cheese cubes, grapes, and almonds in a cooler and you’ll stay full without the need for utensils. Visiting a Theme Park Many theme parks don’t allow outside food, which can present a special challenge to people trying to lose weight. Your best bet is to head online and research your dining options in advance, and be sure to enjoy a healthy breakfast before you go. If no options look ideal, it’s ok to choose... Read More
We understand that many people lead busy lives, and making time for weight loss support groups can be difficult. One of our priorities is to make our meet-ups and informational sessions as accessible and convenient as possible. To this end, we have added an additional monthly group meeting to our roster. You can now learn more about the bariatric surgery process, from start to finish, on the fourth Monday of each month as well as the second Wednesday each month. The times for both meetings are the same: 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM. We hope the addition of this second time slot increases your ability to visit with us. Weight loss is a lifelong commitment, and the more personal and professional support you have the better the chances of succeeding in your goals. Once again, support group meetings will be held: Every Fourth Monday of the Month From 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Every Second Wednesday of the Month From 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office. We hope to... Read More