Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Education and Support

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is not a cure. Rather, it is a “tool” that can help people who are ready to make the necessary lifestyle, behavioral and dietary changes to gain control of their health, improve their quality of life, and extend their expected life span.

Before and after your surgery, Scott & White's caring and supportive staff is excited to help you start a whole new life. Not only will you gain health, energy and confidence but also the assurance that you have a strong and dependable support group available to help you modify and maintain your healthy new lifestyle.

I highly recommend the Scott & White bariatric program. I think the support before, during and after surgery had a great deal to do with my success today.

— Larry Kidd: Gastric Bypass Surgery, February 2005

Introduction to the Surgery

To make sure our patients are well informed, we provide free informational seminars, which feature our bariatric surgeons. These seminars cover topics such as: obesity, safe weight loss, basic eligiblity requirements for bariatric weight loss surgery, Scott & White's surgical options and bariatric team and navigating the insurance approval process.

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Before Your Surgery

Our lifestyle change class is facilitated by a Scott & White dietitian to help begin your transition to healthy lifestyle behaviors that will improve your overall health and well-being.

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After Your Surgery

Each month, Scott & White hosts support groups for patients to share experiences and assist each other in the preoperative and postoperative process of weight loss and maintenance. All adjustable gastric band, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy patients are welcome to any of the groups to gain information and support.

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