Supporting a Loved One
One of the best ways to achieve long-term weight loss is to have a strong support system. Weight loss surgery is a tool that can help someone lose weight. Commitment from the patient and support from others are necessary if the patient is to maintain a healthy lifestyle complete with a balanced diet and exercise.
If you or someone you know is considering weight loss surgery and you want them to succeed, they will need your help and support. The more you are involved from the very beginning, the stronger support you will be able to provide. It is a good idea to get as much information on weight loss surgery as possible so you can help them make an informed decision.
The first step on the journey to a healthier and happier life with weight loss surgery is finding a qualified surgeon. To help your loved one find a surgeon, share this Web site with him or her and encourage your friend or family member to enroll and start his or her own weight loss journey.
Patient education seminars and support groups for those considering weight loss surgery are regularly held at Midsouth Bariatrics and are led by experienced personnel. This is an excellent way to learn more about weight-loss surgery, and you may want to accompany your loved one to the seminar in order to provide support.
If your friend or family member chooses to undergo weight loss surgery, you may be asked to accompany the patient to the hospital the day of the surgery and help him or her recover for the first day or so afterward. You may also help the patient find and cook healthy diet choices, or you may provide support by offering to exercise with them. Most importantly, you will be there to offer encouragement as he or she begins his or her journey with weight loss surgery and a new lifestyle.