Step 4: Attend a Seminar
Our bariatric team provides in-person seminars on a weekly basis. Our goal is to explain the role of each medical provider on our bariatric team, and what we do to coordinate medical care for the patient. Our program is built around the individual, his/her needs, and what we can do to improve the communication and continuity of medical care. We want the patient’s medical experience to be emotionally positive, with the benefit of a healthier weight and lifestyle.
The in-person seminars help individuals understand that bariatric surgery is a ‘tool,’ which can enhance weight loss. Changing eating and exercise behaviors, however, is required by the patient in order to lose a significant amount of body weight and to maintain that weight loss long term. Our bariatric seminars provide a broad scope of treatment options, including non-surgical weight loss and the different types of bariatric surgery procedures. We want to inform individuals about our program options, however, ultimately, the patient needs to decide if they want to join our team for treatment.