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Baylor Dallas Weight Loss Surgery Program provides full support for patients before, during and after weight loss surgery. A registered dietitian, who specializes in bariatric nutrition, works solely with weight loss surgery patients, both before and after their procedure.
Because weight loss surgery changes the digestive process, nutritional counseling is essential to learning new techniques for eating. For patients who undergo gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y), the dietitian provides education and tools about food intolerances and avoiding nutritional deficiencies.
The techniques you learn from the Baylor Dallas dietitian and nutrition classes are lifestyle changes that assist you the rest of your life. Whether you’re eating out or cooking at home, if you become discouraged or need clarification, the dietitian is available to create or modify individual eating plans.
Upon approval for the surgery, you will attend a nutrition class that focuses on post-surgery nutritional guidelines. Additional classes are available at six weeks, six months and one year after surgery. You may attend classes as often as desired, and one-on-one nutritional counseling is available.
The Baylor Dallas Weight Loss Surgery Program is pleased to provide patients, family and friends with educational and support tools to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Support groups offer continued education through distinguished speakers and building relationships with post-surgery patients. The groups create a community to build mentoring relationships for additional support and accountability.
Support group educational and fun events are coordinated by a licensed therapist. These groups can help you learn what to expect before, during and after your surgery. Baylor Dallas offers in-depth educational workshops on such topics as body image, weight maintenance skills and relapse prevention. Specific groups for men, singles, couples and families are offered. Call 214.820.8220 for questions and more information.
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