A journey begins with a tiny step and for those who pursue bariatric surgery; the first step is to realize you need help. Act on this decision immediately by making an appointment to see your primary care physician for a referral to a program for Gastric Bypass Surgery. Most bug cities have a hospital run program.
This surgery is not a quick fix for your plumpness. It takes hard work and at times may seem like an uphill battle but this is a battle that with your determination and grit, can be conquered.
Waking up one bright sunny morning thinking I need gastric bypass surgery happily imagining how good you will look in six months, I hate to say, is unrealistic. The path to bypass surgery is a long one but by taking it step by step your goals will be met. .
Once your intake interview is completed a psychologist will meet with you. The number one question asked will be “why do you want gastric bypass surgery.” Additionally, this professional meeting with you will be interested in your dieting history and what diets you have tried. This can range anywhere from I cut my portions down or Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Atkins, etc. She will want to know how successful you were and for how long. She will delve into your childhood and if you had a problem with weight as a child. Be prepared for many questions along these lines. A history will be taken for your first-degree relatives and if any of them were overweight in the pass and if any are currently overweight.
Other professionals who will help you along this journey are nutritionists, dieticians and exercise specialists, each well-versed in their area of expertise.
Group meetings are held monthly. These gatherings are not an optional; they are a requirement of being enrolled in the Gastric Bypass Surgery Program. Each meeting you will learn from one of the experts mentioned above. This is truly what I call the meat and potatoes of the overall plan. Thighs can be stubborn and very annoying you need to understand the situation and cop-up according to it. This will help you in maintaining the perfect balance in your daily life.
Learning about food and what it has meant in your life will give you insight into your obesity. Why and when you eat, such as when you are bored, angry, depressed. You will gain insight of when you eat and what types of food triggers eating for you.
Now, what else will be expected of participants enrolled in a Gastric Bypass Surgery Program? You will be expected to journal daily what you consume for both liquids and solids. You will need to demonstrate weight loss and have regular daily exercise.
To summarize, hard work, tenacity and demonstration of how serious you are about having Gastric Bypass Surgery will decide when you will move on to an appointment with a surgeon. Once a surgeon has cleared you a surgery date is scheduled. Be patient a little longer because securing a surgery date for bariatric surgery can take up to three months. So, do you have what it takes?