Our Bariatric Support System

Continuing your journey to health and happiness after weight-loss surgery.

A new chapter of your life is about to begin! And we will be with you every step of the way. From our surgeon-led seminars to our bariatric support groups, we want to give you all of the tools for success. The process of adjusting to life after surgery will take some time and effort, but we’ll do all we can to help you stay on course.

To truly succeed, weight-loss surgery recovery will require a change in the way you live your life, and your body and mind will take a while to adjust, which actually begins before you leave the hospital. For instance, while you are preparing for surgery, you will be cared for by nurses and other professionals who are dedicated to the Fresno bariatric program. You may also be visited by the bariatric registered dietician and psychologist. These committed team members will teach you breathing exercises, how to care for your incisions, what diet to follow and what to look out for after you get home. You will also be given written instructions regarding these issues as well as what medications your doctor would like you to continue, stop, or change.

Bariatric Patient Support Group

This group focuses on education and offers monthly topics to help expand your knowledge of what it takes to live a healthy lifestyle. A registered dietician facilitates this group and has presentations prepared on a variety of subjects from exercise, food, nutrition, stress, changing behavior, and much more!

Bariatric Patient Resources

Please find below our bariatric patient resources to assist you on this journey!

Planning for bariatric surgery is a big undertaking, especially if you are new to the process. In order to make it as easy as possible for those considering weight loss procedures, the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program offers extensive bariatric patient resources.

Please explore the links below to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle before and after your surgery

Bariatric Nutrition Guide

Planning your diet after bariatric surgery can be a whole new world, especially for those who underwent procedures like the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass that require strict adherence to specific nutrition guidelines.

This guide can help patients to learn more about the ins and outs of bariatric procedures, the science behind dietary restrictions, and menu planning advice, offering comprehensive, detailed guidance for every step of the process.

Understanding Nutrition Guide

Dietary guidelines after bariatric surgery can be extremely complex. After decades of eating virtually anything, patients must adjust to a new perspective on nutrition, cooking, and eating.

This patient resource can provide necessary information for patients after any bariatric procedure, breaking down food groups, recipes, ingredients, and other helpful information. Learn about complex vs. simple carbohydrates, the benefits of fiber, and more.

Spanish Nutrition Guide

For our Spanish-speaking patients, our nutrition guide is available in Spanish as well. This guide contains all of the same information as the English-language guide, including a breakdown of numerous food groups, beneficial diets, and more.

Bariatric Guide

Learning everything necessary about bariatric surgery isn’t always easy, but the Bariatric Surgery guide produced and released by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program aims to provide the relevant information you need.

This guide covers many of the basics about our facility and our team, as well as the definitions of medical conditions and procedures. Learn more about the scientific process behind surgery, your eligibility as a candidate, surgical outcomes, and what we can do to provide qualified care that’s right for you.

Bariatric Myths and Truths

Despite its popularity as a medical procedure, there is a lot to learn about bariatric surgery. This publication seeks to outline some of the common myths surrounding bariatric surgery and the realities behind them, eliminating misconceptions about the surgical experience. Learn more about how each surgery is performed, who is eligible for surgery, and what kind of results to expect after a successful procedure.

Considering bariatric surgery may be a little overwhelming, but the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program is here to provide the support you need. With our bariatric patient resources, you can learn everything necessary to make an informed decision. Contact us online or call now at 866-433-8558 to learn more!

Check the schedule to sign up to attend one of our free in-person seminars. In addition to our regular bariatric surgery seminars, check out the seminars covering the topics of bariatric surgery and infertilitydiabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, or sleep apnea.

We also have an online seminar for those who are unable to attend our in-person seminars.