If you are severely overweight or struggling with obesity, weight loss surgery is often recommended to help you lose weight. Several types of weight loss surgery are available, such as the Lap Band, gastric bypass, and duodenal switch procedures. The type of operation best suited for your needs depends mainly on several factors, such as your weight, age, and medical history. Your bariatric surgeon will help you determine the type of bariatric surgery best for you.
At ThinfastMD, we are available to provide medical and weight loss support pre and post, bariatric operations. Each weight loss surgery procedure requires specific diets and lifestyle changes following the operation. Your surgeon will recommend a dietary plan you should follow to lose weight and help your body heal after the procedure.
Many weight loss surgeons offer consultations and follow-up appointments to monitor your health before and after your surgery, but in many cases, the actual weight loss is left to you alone. At ThinfastMD, we are here to fill that void, and we will help you stay on track and motivated to make the most out of your bariatric surgery experience.
We do this through medical management of cravings and behavioral and nutritional counseling tailored to help you remain positive as you increase your daily amount of physical activity and follow a healthier lifestyle.
This medical weight loss program is tailored to treat bariatric surgery patients. Upon your entrance into this program, much like any of our medical weight loss programs, you will be provided with a complete medical screen to ensure sufficient health before beginning an intense weight loss plan. We will work closely with your surgeon or recommend one of our surgeons to make your experience successful.
In addition to helping, you to lose weight after your operation, our weight loss program is highly recommended in the weeks leading up to your bariatric procedure.
Losing even a small amount of weight before your operation can prevent severe complications and reduce the amount of risk associated with the procedure. Participation in this program before undergoing bariatric surgery is intended to help you achieve faster recovery, and a shorter hospital stay and improve your overall health immediately following your weight loss operation.
We will help you kick start your weight loss before your bariatric operation by implementing a full meal replacement diet, like the OPTIFAST program. Our meal replacement weight loss program makes losing weight simple by eliminating the need to count calories and make daily nutritional decisions. The OPTIFAST meal replacement program is designed to help you lose weight by cutting calories while allowing you to remain full.
If you want to learn more about our pre/post bariatric surgery weight loss program, please get in touch with us to schedule an appointment.