Surgical Weight Loss Post-Webinar Questionnaire

Thank you for watching this educational webinar about weight loss surgery.

It is very important you understand the content in the webinar. After you have viewed the entire video, please complete this questionnaire and attend an educational seminar in person. Please indicate below if you are interested in meeting with us and we will follow up with you and answer any questions you have. Name  *Email  *Telephone Besides the different types of obesity surgery, there are other forms of weight loss programs such as prescription medications, diet and exercise, and medically supervised diets that can help a person lose weight.  *Diabetes, high blood pressure, back pain, and similar ailments are guaranteed to get better after obesity surgery.  *Staple or suture lines may leak, resulting in infection involving the stomach or the skin.  *Behavior modification is an important part of obesity surgery and will enhance the success of weight loss.  *Re-operation is sometimes necessary due to bleeding, ulceration, bursting of stitches or staples, leakage, blockage of the intestines, or other causes.  *Obesity surgery will commit me to periodic physician follow-up visits for the rest of my life.  *Weight loss is guaranteed after obesity surgery.  *After gastric bypass, sugars can cause dumping syndrome. Symptoms may include bloating, cramps, lightheadedness, sweating, and fast heart rate. It is recommended after this type of surgery to avoid sodas, candy, sweet fruit, milk shakes, and sweetened cereals.  *After obesity surgery, the patient is committed to taking vitamins and undergoing nutritional assessments/studies for life.  *After obesity surgery, you will be required to take B12 sublingual (under the tongue) for the rest of your life to prevent long term anemia.  *Regular exercise is not recommended after obesity surgery and does not affect one's weight loss outcome.  *To be successful with obesity surgery, one must make lifestyle changes, such as establishing an exercise routine and choosing appropriate nutritional foods and liquids daily.  *Monthly group support meeting are a crucial part to the success of obesity surgery.  *Patients never feel nauseated or vomit after obesity surgery.  *Anti-inflammatory medications such as Aleve, Bayer, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin, and Naprosyn can cause stomach ulcers with gastric bypass. It is important to avoid these medications for life.  *Changes in bowel habits may occur and could include diarrhea, constipation, gas, and/or foul smelling stool.  *One cannot gain the weight back after obesity surgery.  *Obesity surgery is an easy operation and not a very risky one.  *Complications are always infrequent and minor after obesity surgery, so it is important not to bother the doctor after hours.  *In order to have obesity surgery, one must be a non-smoker for 8 weeks prior to surgery and be committed to avoiding alcohol for at least one year after surgery.  *Are you interested in having a representative from Grand Traverse Surgery, PC contact you?  *If yes, please be sure you included your email address and phone number above and provide the name of your health insurance carrier here. By submitting this form, I verify that I have watched the entire bariatric surgery webinar.

Traverse General Surgery and Trauma Care
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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