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There aren’t a lot of options out there for those struggling with obesity here, but bariatric surgery gives people the best opportunity to lose weight and keep it off. However, having surgery is often a very tough, scary decision.
While there aren’t a lot of options out there for those struggling with obesity here bariatric surgery gives people the best opportunity to lose weight and keep it off. Nevertheless, having surgery is often a very tough, scary decision. Some of you are probably afraid of undergoing something as serious as bariatric surgery. Some of you may wonder if you’re a candidate.
Some of you also may be facing pressure from family and friends not to have bariatric surgery, which can present another challenge. You are finally reaching a decision to improve your own health – which is something you should be supported and congratulated for – but the people that you would hope for the greatest support from throw obstacles in your way.
Here are a few steps that you should take to make the best decision for you and gain the support you need.
Make an appointment
Being able to get good information about what to expect, what’s realistic, and what’s not realistic with regards to bariatric surgery is fundamentally important. Make an appointment with us to get informed; you are by no means committing to having surgery. Plenty of people come and then decide it isn’t for them or schedule consultation months down the road.
An appointment is just a way for you to get a sense of all of your options, meet some of the surgeons and staff, and see what bariatric surgery entails. Then if you decide to pursue surgery and come back, it’s easy.
Family, children, friends – the more the merrier.
Even if your other family members don’t end up getting bariatric surgery too, it still affects the entire family. There’s strong evidence that the families of patients who have weight-loss surgery get healthier. There is a theme in the house about better eating, paying attention to nutrition, exercising, and being more active.
Schedule a new patient appointment to get the opportunity to really talk to a bariatric surgeon regarding bariatric surgery. Try to be honest and genuine during the appointment. You want to get to know each other since he or she will be your partner in your weight-loss journey. You should tell your surgeon about your fears and your background, so you can get more personalized information to help in your decision. From there, you’ll be able to really compare the benefits with the risks.
Weight-loss surgery is a lifelong commitment. It requires hard work from you, a lot of support from those around you, and a strong, open relationship with your entire care team. But just thinking about and researching it is healthy: It means you’re taking the opportunity to examine your life and wellbeing