Bariatric surgery is a fantastic tool to be used to help those that are obese or morbidly obese to reduce their excess weight dramatically. Studies show that 90% of patients are able to lose and maintain a weight loss of 50% excess weight or more. In order to be successful in losing weight following bariatric surgery, permanent changes to diet and lifestyle are required; bariatric surgery is part of the process, but can only take you so far.
At Upper GI Surgery, in addition to your bariatric surgeon, our Support Team comprises of doctors, nurses, a dietitian & a psychologist to help guide you through your post-surgery journey and help you to maximise the health benefits you can achieve.
Here’s one of our GPs Dr Georgia Rigas, giving her top three keys to success after bariatric surgery:
“The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step” – Dr Jennifer Matthei talks about how implementing small, sustainable goals can really help a patient to build towards those lifestyle changes that are required to really be successful following bariatric surgery. Not to be put off by setbacks, which happens to everybody, but to learn from them and move forward.
Leading on from Dr Matthei talking about relationships, here’s Dr Vincent Braniff explaining the important role that family and friends play in your recovery.
If you are considering weight loss surgery and would like to know more then please contact our team today who would be more than happy to help.