How Can They Help You?
Bariatric support groups are helpful during the entire process of bariatric surgery, from the preoperative to the post operative phase. Currently, many surgeons make joining these support groups a requirement to even be allowed to undergo the bariatric surgery.
Preoperative bariatric support communities offer a lot to a person who considers undergoing the risks of surgery. They provide you and your loved ones the opportunity to ask critical questions that you are not very comfortable to ask to your surgeon. These groups will also permit you to hear inquiries of others that also consider having bariatric medical operation like you.
In this stage before the surgery, the groups converse about almost everything from the nutritional aspects, exercises, lifestyle changes, follow-up plastic surgeries, to the emotional facets of the procedure. They frequently invite speakers that share their experiences and educate preoperative patients on all aspects of the procedure.
When you bring your family and friends with you in meetings and gatherings of bariatric support groups, they will become more familiar with the process and will better understand how to deal with things that may take place after the surgery, not only in your way of living but also in your physical appearance.
These communities will help you establish a better and stronger support system in your own home. If you live independently, these groups will offer you an outside network to assist you through the entire process.
Post operative support groups for bariatric surgery patients will permit you to get in touch with other people who have undergone the same procedure as you. There are members – living with lap band in their stomachs – who are willing to provide additional support and advice to eliminate your unhelpful habits, which can play havoc on your health. At times, just knowing that someone understands you is very comforting.
These support groups can be of significant assistance in your nutritional and workout counseling, and can also grant emotional support. It is highly recommended not to undergo bariatric operation with a surgeon that does not have or suggest a support group to help and guide you.