Gastric bypass surgery is major surgery. Recovery must take place in many areas, both physical and emotional. Nutritional and psychological information is needed. Relationship questions will arise. Medical aspects must be addressed.
Support groups and guest speakers are available to patients of gastric bypass surgery, both pre-operative and post-operative.
A personal trainer may be required. If so, the personal trainer must be knowledgeable in dealing with people experiencing dramatic weight loss after bariatric surgery.
Trying to keep patients of gastric bypass surgery in clothes that fit and that they can feel good about is important as weight loss happens very quickly for the gastric bypass patient after bariatric surgery.
"A lot of patients don’t know how to dress unfortunately if they have been obese all their lives, they just don’t know. So we give that to them and we bring personal consultants, shopping consultants, so they tell them exactly how they should dress appropriately for their age, for their size. So we attack all that, and that is so important for the success of this patient. It’s just not about just the operation. It is a whole bunch of things rolled in together."