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Where Can I Go For Support After Bariatric Surgery?

Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/21/2017 2:12 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017

At SkyMedicus, we’re extremely proud to have facilitated successful and stress-free medical tourism experiences for individuals seeking bariatric surgery (i.e. weight loss surgery) abroad. 

For some people, finally being able to afford bariatric surgery isn't just about improving how they feel about themselves, their reflection in the mirror or the image they want to convey to family members, friends and colleagues. It's also about vastly improving their quality and quantity of life. In this way, their bariatric surgery doesn't just change their life - it saves it! 

If you’re like hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. who are considering bariatric surgery abroad, then you need to also consider where you will go for support after your procedure. 

Below, we’re pleased to provide a few options that have helped many of our clients enjoy a safe and inspiring post-bariatric surgery experience: 

How to Ensure a Safe Post-Bariatric Surgery Experience

1. Speak with your doctor. 

Although you’re planning on (or seriously thinking about) having your bariatric surgery abroad, you’ll still certainly maintain an ongoing relationship with your current doctor. As such, speak with your doctor to discover what local support options are available. There may be clinics, classes, groups, and so on that could make a world of difference post-surgery.   

2. Access online support channels.

There are many online support channels that you can access before and after your bariatric surgery. While there are dozens (if not hundreds) of worthwhile destinations, here are a few of the leading ones that we encourage you to explore: 

  • The website “Bariatric Surgery Source” has a section on its website that focuses exclusively on various aspect of life after bariatric surgery. It covers post-surgery aspects such as health implications, relationships, pregnancy, weight gain and more. There are also some insightful and inspiring real-life stories that are definitely worth checking out.
  • The “Bariatric Surgery Support Group” runs a very popular Facebook page, which currently has over 17,482 followers who share advice, opinions and more. Please keep in mind, however, that the page is not private and not a group. As such, what you post on the page will end up on your Facebook friends’ news feed, so if you’re keeping your bariatric surgery plans confidential, then you’re better off browsing the page rather than posting to it.
  • The “American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)” has a special section of its website dedicated to issues regarding life after bariatric surgery. The mission of the ASMBS is to improve public health and wellbeing by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and related diseases throughout the world.
  • The online forum “BariatricPal” is full of excellent articles, supportive conversations, and more. The forum is the “world’s largest weight loss surgery social network” with over 250,000 members. Access is free, and there’s an app as well if you want to stay connected via your mobile device.

Helping You Get the Bariatric Surgery Abroad Answers You Need

To learn more about bariatric surgery abroad, and how the SkyMedicus team can support you every step of the way – from helping you find a qualified surgeon to planning how you’ll be transported to and from the airport to paying for your bariatric surgery and more -- contact us today.

It’s been our tremendous privilege to help so many people over the years achieve their dream of getting bariatric surgery, and dramatically improving their lives. It would be our honor to help you, too.

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Topics: Weight Loss Surgery

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