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What does the bariatric healthcare team do?

Your bariatric team will include the surgeon and members of the surgeon’s staff, such as the program coordinator and a dietician. You will be working closely with them to reach your weight loss goals.

Some team members assist the surgeon during the procedure. The team also guides you on making lifestyle changes after surgery and incorporating the right diet and exercise in your routine. The dietician helps build the diet plan and provides tips to stick to the dietary changes.

The team carefully monitors your progress and supports you for the follow-up visits.1

Disclaimer: Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider.

Ref: 1. Kulick D, Hark L, Deen D. The bariatric surgery patient: a growing role for registered dietitians. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Apr;110(4):593-9.