Morristown Medical Center
What happens before and after bariatric surgery is just as important as the surgery itself. Atlantic Health Weight & Wellness Center provides comprehensive pre-surgery evaluation and preparation, plus an array of post-surgical medical and emotional support. We’re with patients every step of the way, helping them make a lifelong commitment to healthy habits and maximum weight loss.
Pre-Bariatric Preparatory Program
Before undergoing bariatric surgery at Atlantic Health Weight & Wellness Center, patients must try to lose weight through medical and nutritional techniques. If these therapies fail to achieve adequate results, our surgeons will evaluate whether he or she is a good candidate for surgical weight loss procedures. We offer several programs to help patients meet preoperative weight control requirements established by their individual insurance provider:
- Three-to-six-month medically monitored preoperative weight loss program
- Three-to-six month nutrition counseling program
- Nutrition evaluation and postoperative diet education
- Psychological evaluation
- Exercise recommendations
Post-Bariatric Surgery Program
After your surgery, our medical team will continue to work closely with you to monitor progress in several different areas:
- Corrected vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- Decreased triglycerides
- Improved body image
- Improved metabolism
- Improved quality of life
- Increased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (good cholesterol)
- Increased mobility
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower body mass index (BMI)
- Reduced blood sugar levels
- Reduced elevated levels of total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol
Our post-surgery program may include:
- Individualized counseling
- Metabolic monitoring
- Medication management
- Monitoring of vitamin and mineral deficiencies
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