Undergoing bariatric surgery is a major life change. Knowing so much goes into the process, the caring, compassionate team at UCHealth wants to ensure you have access to our exclusive resources, including:
- Specially equipped private hospital rooms
- Operating rooms equipped with the latest laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgical technology
- Support group meetings
- Nutrition classes
- Psychological consultations
Your patient advocate
It’s a big decision to move forward with weight-loss surgery. That’s why we provide patients with a bariatric patient advocate. Their role is to take part in the journey along side you to make sure each and every person understands what it takes to be successful.
Support after surgery
Although this surgery is highly effective, it does not cure obesity. Obesity is a chronic disease for which there is no known cure. Bariatric surgery is simply a tool that helps produce weight loss.
Those who maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly will usually have a successful outcome. Without proper diet and frequent exercise, you will not reach your maximum goal.
We will support you along the way by providing:
- Regular support groups
- Counseling with our nutritionist
- Monitoring of your progress with scheduled follow-ups
Lifelong support and care
In order for your weight loss to be successful, it’s important that you take advantage of all of the post-operative resources available to you. According to the data, patients who participate in support groups tend to do better after their bariatric surgery.
It’s important for your spouse, partner or family members to come to support group meetings. It’s normal for them to be nervous and sometimes not completely supportive of this surgery. At support group, they can talk to other patients, spouses and support people. This will make them more comfortable with your surgery.