For many, bariatric surgery is a successful means of achieving a life-changing weight loss. But it remains a big decision. There is are potential risks involved, and you will have to make long-term life style changes.
El Camino Hospital provides extensive bariatric surgery support, every step along the way. For us, bariatric surgery support starts before your bariatric surgery, gets very intensive while you are at our facility (before, during and after the actual bariatric surgery), and it continues long after you walk out the door.
For example, we can help in the beginning of your decision process by helping you determine whether the surgery is a good option for you physically and emotionally.
If you do choose to have surgery, we can also help you adjust to a new way of eating to ensure the long-term success of the surgery. And, of course, there will be numerous lifestyle changes that you will need (and want) to factor into your success plans.
A great resource to get the diet and lifestyle change support is our bariatric surgery support groups, where you can get encouragement and advice from others who have had the surgery and have first-hand experience with what it takes to achieve success.
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