Extensive research has proven that lifestyle changes and proactive follow-up care make a big difference for bariatric patients. Surgery is only the first step and what comes next is just as important, both in the short- and long-term.
At Anchorage Bariatrics, we believe in supporting our patients all the way through their weight loss journey and beyond. This support comes in the forms of twice monthly support groups (one focused on diet and the second focused on overall lifestyle). We also recognize the impact mental health can have on a person’s weight management and have two psychiatrists on staff who work with patients both before and after surgery. Our registered dietitian consults with patients before and after surgery as well, and is available for additional help in years post-surgery. All of these services are provided on top of regular physician follow-up visits.
As you can see in this article published by Forbes, long-term support is critical for long-term weight loss success. We are here for our patients and are able to provide this support locally in Alaska – there’s no need to travel for bariatric surgery.
Read the full Forbes article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2018/10/22/what-happens-after-bariatric-surgery-makes-a-big-difference/#904178529b12