Bariatric surgery is a life changing decision. From pre-surgery to lifelong care, your success requires a significant lifestyle change and a strong network of people who understand the challenges involved. Geisinger’s multi-disciplinary approach ensures that you will receive care from skilled professionals, including a bariatric surgeon, bariatrician/physician, bariatric nurse coordinator, bariatric medicine fellow, physician assistant, clinical nurse specialist, registered dietitians, behavioral psychologists, research coordinators, and insurance coordinator. We will stand by your side to answer any questions you may have or give you the support you may need in order to reach your personal goals.
There are also support programs. This is a requirement before surgery. You also may use support groups after surgery to keep you on track, even if you’ve slipped a bit in your pursuit of a healthy weight loss.
- Before surgery – weight loss, classes and evaluations required before your surgery
- After surgery – what to expect and daily activities after your surgery