There are 5 ways to reduce the risk for an eating disorder post bariatric surgery. Being honest is the first and most important thing you can do. Another thing that needs to be done is a thorough research of the surgery team. The third thing to do is to find and attend a local support group or an intensive outpatient program. You need to recognize and embrace the need for a behavior change. This is all you can do.
- Those undergoing bariatric surgery have responsibilities to fulfill to maximize the effectiveness of the surgery.
- There are many pros to bariatric surgery, but the cons may outweigh the pros if the patient doesn’t fully address the risks and symptoms of the surgery.
- One of the most important things one can do post-bariatric surgery is adjust to a healthy diet, and this is heavily dependent on the kind of person that undergoes treatment.
“Studies show a substantial number of post-bariatric surgery patients present with clinical eating disorder symptoms that require specialized treatment.”