What is the key to Willie's weight loss surgery success? "You have to decide that you are going to change your life," he says. Willie did just that when he decided to have Gastric Bypass surgery.
SUPPORT FOR LAP-BAND®, REALIZE® BAND AND GASTRIC BYPASS AND GASTRIC SLEEVE PATIENTS FOUND AT THE NEW JERSEY BARIATRIC CENTER
New Jersey Bariatric Center Provides Pre- and Post-Operative Support for the Life Changes Patients Experience from Weight Loss Surgery
The New Jersey Bariatric Center isn't just a place for surgery -- there are many different kinds of support to accompany you on your weight-loss journey after LAP-BAND®, REALIZE® Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Bypass surgery. Whether it's pre-operative or post-operative support, psychological, nutritional and peer encouragement are available for patients.
"Weight loss surgery patients who involve themselves in support activities tend to experience greater success than those who go it alone," says Dr. Ajay Goyal, founder of the New Jersey Bariatric Center. "Making significant changes to your lifestyle can be very tough. Support from the New Jersey Bariatric Center and other patients provides the motivation to stick to a healthy eating plan and offers encouragement to help get through the tough times."
To begin, New Jersey Bariatric Center psychologists with a background in weight loss surgery counseling are available to prepare patients and their families for the changes that will occur as a result of the surgery. The lifestyle transition with new eating habits and an exercise plan can be overwhelming, both physically and mentally, not only for the patient but for the family as well.
For help with the change in eating habits, nutritionists are available to assist in meal planning, understanding food labels, healthy shopping habits, and any other diet-related questions patients may have. A change in diet is necessary yet difficult, and this support makes the transition easier and more effective.
An exercise routine is also essential to achieving the weight loss goals each patient sets. To educate patients on an exercise plan most effective to obtain the weight loss, muscle definition, and cardiovascular health, New Jersey Bariatric Center has designed programs with trained exercise physiologists from Ivy Rehab. This service is available in both New Jersey offices.
And, for patients who are time-pressed or find it difficult to visit the New Jersey Bariatric locations to meet with our staff, there are also online support groups available on Yahoo Support Group and Facebook.
For more information about bariatric surgery -- Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, LAP-BAND® or REALIZE® Band procedures - visit us at www.NJBariatricCenter.com