You have gained considerable weight over the years. The amount of weight you have put on is excessive. You want to undergo the bariatric surgery known as gastric bypass surgery, but you’re just not sure if you qualify. In order to qualify, there are certain conditions you must meet.
You Must Be Committed to the Program
If you are not willing to do everything our doctor is asking you to do, then you will likely not be a candidate for gastric bypass surgery. Our doctor wants to get your body losing weight, and the more you fight this process, the longer it will take to reach the target weight you need to achieve. This means you will have to be willing to stick to the strict dietary regimen our doctor and a dietitian places you on to help with your ongoing weight loss efforts. You must also be willing to do the physical exercise that is required too. If you return to old habits, giving up on your new weight loss, then you will inevitably regain all your weight back.
You Must Be Psychologically Fit for Surgery
There is more to bariatric surgery than being physically ready for the experience. You must also be evaluated for your psychological fitness also. Gastric bypass surgery can have a dramatic effect on patients, and in some cases, it’s good for a psychologist to help evaluate your mental state throughout the process. A psychologist will also be useful for helping you to address any food addiction problems as well.
It turns out that many morbidly obese people have difficulty developing a healthy relationship with food. Rather, they have such a dependency on food, in a lot of cases, that a great deal of psychological work must be done in order to ensure you will look at the role food plays in your life in a proper, healthy light.
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Talk to our team at New Life Surgical Associates to learn more about gastric bypass surgery in Jacksonville. Contact our office today to book your consultation.