Are You Ready for Gastric Bypass Surgery?
So. You’ve thought about how you’re going to take charge of your weight, and you’ve explored the various medical options open to you. You may have decided, in fact, that gastric bypass surgery is for you.
Your emotional and mental readiness are, of course, important; but there’s also a list of considerations that you need to take into account – because your medical team surely will!
What have your weight trends been like?
How often have you dieted, and what were the results?
What are your regular eating habits?
What do you do for exercise?
How well have you followed regimes in the past?
Your present medical condition:
Some health problems can increase the risk associated with gastric bypass surgery (heart problems, high blood pressure, liver disease, for example)
What medications do you take?
How much alcohol do you drink?
Do you smoke?
How old are you?
Your psychological health and motivation:
Some psychological disorders may have contributed to your obesity and may make it difficult for you to lose weight and keep it off. In some cases, your medical team may determine that these disorders need to be addressed before gastric bypass surgery takes place. They include:
Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia
Problems related to childhood sexual abuse
It’s also important for the team to assess your likelihood of following through on the demanding post-surgery regimen.
Having these answers with you when you meet with your medical assessment team to discuss your gastric bypass surgery will make the interview much easier. Why not make an appointment for a consultation today?