A New You: Continuing Care and Support
Success includes your commitment to regularly taking vitamins and supplements, eating healthy, exercising and attending all follow-up visits. You will continue to see your care team frequently after surgery. Our team is also available during the support group and cooking classes, as well as by phone to help you with your lifestyle changes.
We offer regular support groups to help you stay focused and healthy throughout your post-operative weight-loss journey. Support is one of the key ingredients to long-term success. Maintaining a healthy weight takes a lot of work and support. We offer a wide range of services to further assist your weight loss goals. Our bariatric support groups are led by health care professionals and are designed to give you the opportunity to spend time with others who have had or are pursuing bariatric surgery.
Beyond A Diet: Creating Healthy Lifestyle Changes
Ascension’s weight-management specialists can work to help you reach your goals safely and effectively. We offer:
- Individual and group counseling
- Nutrition and activity planning
- Medically supervised weight loss programs
- Supporting your decision for bariatric surgery
Additionally, we offer community cooking classes for patients who have progressed to a regular diet. Cooking classes are designed to optimize nutrition density, educate in recipe selection and provide opportunities for interaction with other post-operative patients. Registration is not required. You are welcome to attend before and after surgery.