Pre And Post Bariatric Surgery

Healthy Steps Weight Loss Center

Weight Loss Centers located in Santa Rosa, CA

If you’re considering gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, or lap band surgery, having the right support every step of the way is vital. At Healthy Steps Weight Loss Center in Santa Rosa, California, the experienced bariatric surgeon and trained dietitians work together to help you through the pre- and post-bariatric surgery periods with nutritional, psychological, and health support. Call the office to learn more now.

Pre and Post Bariatric Surgery Q & A

What happens before my bariatric surgery?

Your Healthy Steps Weight Loss Center team is here to help you prepare for bariatric surgery in the most comprehensive and compassionate way possible. Healthy Steps Weight Loss Center offers pre- and post-bariatric surgery support for patients who have the following types of bariatric surgery:

  • Gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Lap band surgery

Although every surgery has its own unique intricacies, the Healthy Steps Weight Loss Center team is highly experienced in each of these types of surgery and is ready to guide you through every step of the preparation and recovery process.

What role does behavioral health play in bariatric surgery?

Your mental health is absolutely crucial in achieving success with bariatric surgery. After all, you need to have a healthy mind to have a healthy body.

Behavioral health evaluation and counseling is an important part of your bariatric surgery preparation and recovery because it helps you understand the problems with your relationship with food and how you can make the changes that will lead to long-term success.

Through behavioral health counseling, you’ll learn how to respond to setbacks, how to cope with triggers, and how to stay motivated during your bariatric surgery recovery.

What kind of nutrition tools are available after bariatric surgery?

Your Healthy Steps Weight Loss Center support team designs a healthy eating plan for you post-surgery. The eating plan includes plenty of water, lean proteins, and low-fat foods that you can process easily.

You may also need meal replacement shakes sometimes, such as those from Bariatric Advantage®. Supplements are an important part of your nutrition after bariatric surgery because you can’t get all the nutrients you need from food alone. Your dietitian designs a customized supplement plan for your needs.

Healthy Steps Weight Loss Center offers medical grade supplements from the best brands in the industry, including Bariatric Advantage and Metagenics® supplements. If you need more protein in your diet but can’t eat more food, Unjury® protein additives may be the ideal solution. You can add the unflavored product to beverages to take it easily.

Call Healthy Steps Weight Loss Center to get all the support you need throughout your bariatric surgery journey.