Psychological Support is an important aspect of any Bariatric Surgery as this is a long-term, lifestyle change. If you are currently seeing a psychological provider then we encourage that you maintain this relationship before, during, and following surgery.
If you are currently not seeing a provider then we encourage you to utilize your follow up visits and support groups in order to help you with the transition. We find those patients who attend follow up visits and regularly attend support groups do better with this transition. We encourage support persons, such as family members and friends, to attend these visits with you. It is important that those living around you understand the changes that you must make in order to be successful.
We also do work with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who helps our patients through this transition and is available to patients by appointment.