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Support For Bariatric Surgery Caregivers

Helping your loved one on the road to weight loss and recovery.

bariatric support caregiversIf you are caring for a loved one undergoing bariatric surgery, the team at the Rochester General Bariatric Center understands that finding support is critical to helping your loved one through their surgery and ongoing treatment as they begin a new life and journey toward better health.  

Bariatric surgery is just the beginning of a positive, ongoing process of change, which will affect more than your loved one’s health and physical appearance. It’s important to understand that there will be emotional changes and challenges that accompany this type of surgery, as well. Most patients learn, for example, that bariatric surgery will not fix existing emotional issues right away or heal the years of damage that morbid obesity may have caused to their emotional well-being.

Most bariatric surgeons who frequently perform bariatric surgery will tell you that ongoing support from caregivers after surgery helps patients to achieve the greatest level of success. The Rochester General Bariatric Center offers free support groups where patients can talk about personal and professional issues with other surgery patients and gain assistance with short- and long-term questions and needs.

To see a list of free support groups that you and your loved one can attend in three convenient locations at Rochester General Hospital, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital or in Lockport, NY, visit our Resources for Support page.