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Bariatric surgery is a mentally and physically transformative experience that impacts every facet of your life. That’s why it’s important to understand what the physical requirements are and how to adjust your lifestyle, including your diet and exercise routine, before and after your procedure.
Bariatric Surgery Resources
Inspira’s bariatric specialists are here to answer your questions and address your concerns to ensure you’re fully prepared for what lies ahead. This mandatory process involves a mix of educational activities including:
- Virtual Information Session (Espanol): A general overview of bariatric procedures that you must attend at least once before qualifying for surgery
- Pre-Surgical Education Class: A one-on-one appointment with your bariatric surgeon a few days prior to your procedure to review what you need to know about the procedure
- New Beginnings Support Group: A group of pre-op bariatric patients who gather virtually to discuss diet, exercise, emotional issues and more
Inspira and most insurance companies require each patient to complete the mix of educational sessions listed above prior to surgery. However, some insurance companies require additional education courses supplementary to Inspira’s required activities. Learn more about these specific topics:
Nutrition Information Session
In this video, bariatric surgeon Dr. Derek Stephenson explains your weight loss options and answers frequently asked questions related to the bariatric surgery journey. The video also covers information on the nutritional aspect of surgery and its connection with long-term weight loss.
Sleep Disorder Information Session
In this video, bariatric surgeon Dr. Derek Stephenson explains your weight loss options and bariatric program director Dr. Ahmed Attia answers frequently asked questions related to the bariatric surgery journey. John Keeley, a clinical education specialist at Inspira’s Sleep Center, then provides a presentation on sleep disorders and answers frequently asked questions.