Facebook Pixel

Bariatric Coordinator Encourages Education and Lifestyle Change

By HERWriter
Rate This

Donna Simon, bariatric coordinator and dietitian at Banner Gateway Bariatric Center, talks about her clients for both LAP-BAND® surgery and gastric bypass surgery, as well as others interested in reclaiming a healthy body and lifestyle.

Education is an important accompaniment for the surgery if a patient is to be met with future success in keeping a healthy body weight. The Center holds classes. They offer manuals and handouts for patients to take home with them. The Center's doors are open for this five days a week.

This assistance is not limited to people who are eligible for bariatric (weight loss) surgery. Anyone who is making the effort to gain control of their health is welcome.

"We start them with an informational seminar, then we do a initial consult with our patients and then we start our weight loss program with them. In addition to that we encourage them to attend our support groups."


Add a CommentComments

There are no comments yet. Be the first one and get the conversation started!

Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.

Bariatric Surgery

Get Email Updates

Bariatric Surgery Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!