When you undergo weight loss surgery at your community hospital, you can expect the procedure to be very effective at helping you reach your target weight – provided you follow your doctor’s instructions. Patient compliance is a critical factor when determining the potential success of the procedure. While the surgery itself facilitates weight loss, you must remain committed to adhering to your diet and exercise program for long-term success. It can be helpful to build a support network to aid you in your weight loss efforts before and after the surgery. You might consider working with a dietician and a physical trainer, for example, and you should enlist the support of your family and friends.
There are a few other factors that can contribute to the results of weight loss surgery. These include your age and your overall health. How much weight you can lose overall is also dependent upon your starting weight prior to the procedure.
Bariatric surgery patients at Memorial Hospital of Tampa can take advantage of our extensive patient support resources, including post-operative support groups at our community hospital, which can help you meet your weight loss goals. For a referral to a bariatric surgeon at our community hospital, call our Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (813) 873-6400.