Category Archives: For Bariatric Educators

Let Go!

And they did! We all did. At a life changing, memorable bariatric conference, we all let go. Each one of us, having done some soul searching and personal reflection, selected one thing that was holding us back, dragging us down,

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Riptides

For those of you who have had the opportunity to swim in the ocean, you likely can recall what it feels like be managed and controlled by the ocean’s powerful, relentless forces. Standing near the shore, waves crash against you

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Everyday weight management tricks used by successful WLS Veterans

Successful long term weight management for bariatric patients takes an extraordinary amount of commitment and discipline. I am 27 years post op this year and I must say – It’s awesome out here – meaning life beyond surgery, recovery, and

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Essentials for Lasting WLS Success

Yes, it’s been 27 years since I took control of my weight, improved my health and changed the direction of my life by choosing weight loss surgery. In 1995, many looked down on a surgical option as an intervention for

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Bariatric Regain GONE!

Twenty six years as a weight loss surgery patient and this year as been one like no other! I have learned some fascinating things, adopted a few new habits and have lost 28 pounds! And I feel fantastic! I can’t

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Top 5 Reasons Bariatric Patients Attend Support Group

From the “Do I have to go?” to the “I can’t wait until next month” attitude, feelings about bariatric support groups are as diverse as the groups themselves. While there are many groups these days being held online and telephonically,

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Patients Need More Education!?

What does ‘patient education’ mean in your bariatric program?   For many, patient education is comprised of a pre-op informational session, required support group attendance, and a variety of consultations and visits with bariatric staff professionals. With any luck, your

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Resuming Surgeries?! Your Job Just Got Harder

Finally! At least we hope that your bariatric surgeries are on the move again. We are pleased to hear reports of bariatric programs resuming surgery schedules and providing once again, access to this important intervention to those who have been

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Keeping Your Pre-Op Patients Excited While They Wait

Even in the best of times the wait for bariatric surgery can be substantial. Most pre-op patients are given a long list of to do’s like informational sessions, lab work, evaluations, medical tests, visits with the dietician, and psychologist, etc.

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10 Ways You Can Keep Bariatric Patients Engaged at Home

Though some restrictions have been lifted, we still live in a world of change, uncertainty and for some, fear. The extra stress of current circumstances may find your patients continuing to struggle to maintain their healthy habits and stay committed

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