When our body weight gets out of hand, there are a number of different health problems that inevitably come to fruition. These include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, problems with the gut and small intestine, just to name a few.
Essentially when you are excessively overweight, you are inviting any and all health problems to come into your body. Sometimes, diet and exercise just aren’t enough. That is where bariatric services come into play.
If you are considering bariatric surgery in the future, The Sosa Clinic has you covered with all the information you need to get started with your search. Just sit back, relax, and take in all the information we’ve laid out for you here!
Finding a Trustworthy Bariatric Surgeon
Before we talk about how to find a trustworthy surgeon, it is important that we cover the importance of telling your primary care physician and getting their expert opinion on the matter.
The Benefits of Telling Your PCP About Weight Loss Surgery
Here’s the deal. You might think you are ready to embark on the journey of minimally invasive weight management surgery, but at the end of the day, your doctor has a better idea of your health and chances for a 100% recovery than you do.
It is important to get their expert advice on the matter because they know you — quite literally — inside and out. It’s important not to care what others think about your body but when it comes to your health, your doctor knows best, and listening to them is your safest option overall.
The Different Types and What We Offer
There are different types of bariatric surgery, and at The Sosa Clinic we offer the safest ones.
Here is a complete list of all the different types of bariatric surgery:
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Band Surgery
- Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Duodenal Switch
We do not offer band surgery or duodenal switch at the moment, but not to worry. Sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass are the two most popular types of bariatric surgery and we have some of the best and most trustworthy surgeons for the job.
Finding a Trustworthy Doctor
More and more bariatric surgeons pop up every day. Just like anything else, it is important to look at reviews and to do your research before jumping in headfirst with someone you barely know.
Finding a medical center that takes a team approach to care for patients is something to look for not only the surgery center, but it even gives you a look into the type of long-term care they offer their patients. Centers that don’t prioritize this should be scratched off of your list of places to consider.
There are a few signs to be aware of when looking at the surgeon’s website, before ever making any calls. For instance, it is vital that you can do extensive research on the background of the surgeon. If there isn’t any sort of background available, this is definitely a red flag. Never, ever go with a surgeon with no web presence.
Contrarily, here are a few things to look for when searching for the perfect surgeon for you:
- Journey and recovery tips.
- Online support groups for post-op living.
- Extensive background and experience present online.
- Both good and average reviews.
- Insurance policies.
Finding a trustworthy surgeon is important, but so is staying within budget. So, don’t forget to look at prices when making your decision. Keep this checklist in mind during your search and you’re sure to find the perfect surgeon for you that cares about your well-being and not just your wallet!
We hope you enjoyed this article and learned a bit more about bariatric surgery than you knew prior to reading it!
At The Sosa Clinic we have all the information you need to know before deciding to get a sleeve gastrectomy or any other type of bariatric surgery. Check out The Sosa Hub for all of our blogs covering this information and more!