Post-bariatric surgery resources in Wasatch Front, Utah
As you journey through the first year after your weight loss surgery and beyond, it's important to consider some of the changes you may experience and where to go from there. Challenges may arise where you need some additional support from professionals. As you approach these challenges and your many new "firsts" after weight loss surgery, our experts are here for you. From the first sip of water after surgery, to the first 50 pounds you lose, to your first ride on a bicycle, we are here to celebrate your successes and help you work through any struggles you have.
For more information about our post-bariatric surgery services or for help finding a doctor, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line at (801) 715-4152.
Life after weight loss surgery
The first year after weight loss surgery is a year of significant change—it's a new beginning, a new you. Sometimes people believe this means all aspects of their lives will improve. They believe personal or work relationships will be better and problems they have had previously will be solved. Unfortunately, weight loss surgery is not a solution to all of life’s difficulties, but it is a great tool to help you start your weight loss journey.
Some aspects of your life that will change, however, include how you approach:
- Coping with stress, boredom and anxiety
- Eating, including whether you eat in or dine out
- Participating in social outings or family events
You will learn a great deal about this, and more, during your pre-surgery evaluations that determine if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery.
Support after weight loss surgery
Having a support system around you is important to your long-term success. One of the ways we help with this is to have our experts available to meet with you individually. They can work with you to successfully make healthier lifestyle habits after your surgery and answer any questions or concerns you might have.
We also encourage you to:
- Attend your support groups
- Connect with your doctor and the weight treatment center online
- Keep your follow-up appointments with your surgeon and other specialists
- Meet with a dietitian who specializes in bariatrics so they can give you advice as you transition into each new phase of life and your diet