Planning Tips

Planning TipsBariatric surgery has boomed in recent years, and clinics have sprouted up around the world. Some of them employ highly skilled and experienced surgeons; others are downright exploitative with questionable provenance and doubtful integrity. Bariatric patients are prudent to check their surgeon’s credentials and their hospital’s track record carefully before committing to any procedure. If you get a “sales pitch” that puts price before your health, offer a polite but firm, “No, thank you.”

Most contemporary bariatrics is more than a surgical procedure; patients are encouraged—and sometimes required—to participate in weight loss programs, behavioral or psychiatric counseling, lifestyle management and wellness programs. Your chances of success are greatly improved when you adopt an integrative approach to your medical treatment. You should avoid a surgeon or facility that offers only the surgery.


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