Weight loss surgery requires a lifelong commitment to lifestyle change regarding eating habits and other health behaviors. These changes can have emotional consequences such a sense of loss in giving up a long-term relationship with food, or feelings of worry about regaining weight.
Emotional support begins with a psychological interview conducted before the surgery to address skills for coping with these changes, habits or emotions that could interfere with success, and realistic expectations for weight loss.
Support continues through a monthly group composed of fellow patients and professional members of the weight loss surgery team. Sessions involve discussion of common concerns and a sharing of ideas for success. The group provides a social network for ongoing peer support for a healthier future.
This support is available to you throughout your journey. Please refer to the “our team” section for our providers.