Dr. Johnell shares what you can do to ensure successful weight loss after having bariatric surgery. Dr. Johnell is an advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgeon.
Bariatric patients that are successful frequently tell me that they are successful because they follow our guidelines.
They come to our support groups and they come to their follow-up visits with us in the clinic on a regular basis.
Additionally, preoperatively and post-operatively, I do remind the patients that they are a active participant in their weight loss process, that it’s not just the operation that’s going to make them lose weight.
But I call the operation a tool, and I tell the patients that just like with any tool they have to use it effectively and they have to understand how it works for them to be successful.
That’s one of the things that we make sure we have our patients understand before their surgery and after their operation.
And what we make sure that they understand even before their surgery is that their band is a tool and they have to use the tool effectively to be able to have a good outcome.
And so we teach them how it works and we teach them how to eat with their band so they could be as successful as possible postoperatively.
About Dr. Michael W. Johnell, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. Johnell is an advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgeon, specializing in the Adjustable Gastric Band procedure. Bariatric surgery constitutes 98 percent of his practice. He has 22 years of general surgery experience, 17 years of advanced laparoscopic surgery experience, and 7 years of laparoscopic bariatric surgery experience.
Condition: Obesity Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: Adjustable Gastric Band, Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, REALIZE® Band, LAP-BAND®, Sleep Apnea, Bariatric Revision Surgery, Nutrition, BMI, Body Mass Index
Location: Greenley, CO, Colorado, Cloverly, Alden, Johnstown, Hardman, Windsor, Auburn, La Salle, Gill, Elm, 80631
Expert: Dr. Michael W. Johnell, Dr. Johnell, Michael Johnell, M.D., Bariatric Surgeon Michael W. Johnell, Doctor Johnell
Expertise: Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Band Procedure, Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Weight Reduction Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery