Some patients believe that once they have bariatric surgery, the weight loss journey will be complete. Patients often feel immediate relief from symptoms of conditions like diabetes and sleep apnea after surgery, and their health only improves from there as they continue with their new healthy habits. However, many patients do not experience instant gratification … Continue reading How to Deal with Body Dysmorphia After Bariatric Surgery
Eating slider foods can set anyone on a weight loss journey back from their goals, and it can be especially bad for bariatric surgery patients. The term “slider foods” refers to foods that easily “slide” through your digestive system, digesting quickly and easily. This type of food tends to be high in all the things … Continue reading What are Slider Foods, and Why Should You Avoid Them?
Dr. Hodges highly recommends patients attend monthly support group meetings. The meetings are led by Dr. Collins Hodges, both a licensed clinical psychologist and someone who has had bariatric surgery himself. The support groups are offered on the first Monday of every month from 6:30pm – 7:15pm CST via an online GoToMeeting. The meetings are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.