We are very happy to welcome you to 360 Bariatrics. Our weight loss surgery program is a comprehensive program providing you with personalized attention as you work towards your weight loss goal. Our bariatric team consists of many disciplines including physicians, bariatric nurses, dietitians, counselors, exercise physiologists and a bariatric program coordinator. Together with your surgeon, the bariatric team will work with you and your family to provide extraordinary quality care.
Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) offers the morbidly obese more than just increased self-esteem and improved quality of life. The health benefits of weight loss surgery can be dramatic. According to a landmark study published in the journal of the American Medical Association in 2004, there are numerous health benefits of weight loss surgery.
- Type II diabetes is cured in 77 % of patients and resolved or improved in 86 % of patients.
- High blood pressure is cured in 62 % of patients and resolved or improved in 78.5% of patients.
- High cholesterol is reduced in more than 70% of patients.
- Obstructive sleep apnea is cured in 86% of patients.
- Risk of death is decreased by 89%.
At 360 Bariatrics we have created a comprehensive weight loss program designed to meet your every need. We believe that you and your family play a key role in promoting a successful recovery. Our goal is to involve you in your treatment every step of the way.
The purpose of this new patient orientation booklet is to prepare, educate and provide you with the tools to help you on your weight loss journey. The information in this booklet will help you safely and effectively transition into your life after surgery. Our goal is to help you not only achieve your weight loss goals but maintain your weight loss in the years to come. This booklet should serve as a guide and reference source.
Remember, this is just a guide. The surgeon may add to or change any of the recommendations that have been provided. Always use their recommendations first and ask questions if you are unsure of any information you receive.
Finally, weight loss surgery plus on-going support that helps you
achieve and maintain a healthier weight!