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Gastric Band Surgery Treatment Information
The first step in pursuing gastric band surgery is to attend a seminar. This educates you about all aspects of the procedure and what is required for success. IU Health physicians collaborate with you and many other health care professionals to empower you to lose weight after surgery, maintain your weight loss and improve other existing health conditions.
- Seminars. We offer free monthly seminars to educate you about gastric band surgery. A bariatric surgeon describes the operation.
- Bariatric support groups. We highly encourage pre-operative gastric band surgery patients to attend monthly support groups to learn all they can about the procedure and how to live life after surgery. Later on the support groups provide encouragement. We also offer online support groups.
- Nutrition. To ensure the best post-surgical outcome, you will work with a bariatric nutritionist on an eating plan to maximize your health and weight loss.
- Fitness. Exercise is just as important to post-surgical health and weight loss as a proper diet. We equip you with the knowledge and instruction you need to stay fit and k
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Gastric Band Surgery Support Services
Learn more about gastric band surgery at these websites:
A Sampling of Gastric Band Surgery Support Services
Indiana University Health Bariatric blog
This regularly updated site provides information, resources and links to articles about bariatric and medical weight loss options.
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
This national association provides in-depth information about obesity, gastric band surgery and many other bariatric procedures.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This government agency delivers a comprehensive look at the implications of adult and youth obesity on society, and strategies for change.
Weight-control Information Network
This service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases provides an overview of gastric band surgery and other bariatric surgeries, with information about costs, research and other resources.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
This division of the National Institutes of Health provides detailed information about obesity and its impact on the heart, lung and blood. It also provides information regarding complications, treatments (including gastric band surgery), research and clinical trials for obesity.