These seminars cover a wide range of topics to help prepare you, as well as your friends and family, for what to expect from bariatric and metabolic surgery. You’ll learn about your surgery options, each of the procedure’s risks and benefits, plus the lifestyle changes you’ll need to make to maintain your new, healthier lifestyle. Many surgeons even require you to attend a seminar before your first consultation.
Find the right fit
You’ll get to meet the surgeon who will be performing your surgery at these seminars. Many people attend more than one seminar before finding a surgeon they feel comfortable with. Talk to your surgeon and the bariatric and metabolic team you’ll be working with so you have a solid understanding about how they operate.
Meet your bariatric and metabolic community
Connect with other people who will be having bariatric and metabolic surgery, or who have already undergone it. Building healthy relationships with like-minded people will help keep you motivated and on track.
Bariatric surgery is used in morbidly obese adult patients for significant long-term weight loss. It may not be right for individuals with certain digestive tract conditions. All surgery presents risks. Weight, age, and medical history determine your specific risks. Ask your doctor if bariatric surgery is right for you. For more information, visit www.realize.com or call 1-855-2-REALIZE (1-855-273-2549). Risks for sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and adjustable gastric band.