Bariatric Pre- and Post- Operative Education
Education is key to making important decisions about whether bariatric surgery is right for you. Are you a viable candidate for bariatric surgery? What surgical options are available? What are the post-operative complications/side effects/signs and symptoms? How does the diet change just before and after surgery? These and many other questions are answered for you at a mandatory 2.5 hour pre-op education class. We also offer an optional 1.5 hour bariatric seminar (orientation) program which explains the entire process with presentations by our bariatric surgery program manager and one of our board-certified bariatric surgeons. The education continues with your attendance at two mandatory 1.0 hour pre-operative support groups at which time various topics are discussed and presentations are made by post-op patients who share their overall hospital and program experiences with you. You are encouraged to continue to attend support groups regularly after surgery as well.