Bariatric Surgery Counselling and Preparation Complications
Bariatric surgery starts with proper preparation through counselling .
Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment we have for weight loss in patients with obesity. It is a true hormonal surgery that can lead to significant and sustainable weight loss over time. If you are eligible for weight loss surgery, this option or the option to learn more about bariatric surgery will be offered.
Weight loss surgery is not the “easy way out” option—it requires a life-long commitment to nutrition and exercise behaviours after surgery to keep our weight lost off. Practicing these behaviours before weight loss surgery, is the most important thing we can do to ensure our success after weight loss surgery. If weight loss surgery is something you have been considering, we will review what makes people good candidates for this treatment, the overall process of getting surgery, and help you prepare for this path forward.
Our clinic works in collaboration with the provincial bariatric program. After successful completion of bariatric surgery preparation through our clinic, referrals are expedited to our provincial program for bariatric surgery.
How a Bariatric surgery counselling and referral help you.
Have you had bariatric surgery abroad? Getting weight loss surgery outside of Canada can often mean there is a lack of post-bariatric care when we return. Often, this can lead to weight-regain months or years later. Our clinic works collaboratively with you to re-start post-surgical care and treat weight re-gain as early as possible.
Typically, people have to receive a physician’s evaluation before getting approval for bariatric surgery because nearly every insurance carrier requires it.
Before the surgery, one-on-one counseling sessions with an experienced counselor can help you manage your emotional and physical stress. The sessions are also the most certain way for you to recover quickly and painlessly.
Counselors will provide presurgical counseling to help patients overcome their surgical fears and prepare psychologically for surgical interventions. They will also raise awareness of the surgical procedure and any potential complications that may arise afterwards.
licensed nutritionists will walk you through the entire process of losing weight and keeping it off in the long run