Importance of Life Long Bariatric Follow up
Grand Health Partners believes that it is extremely important for post op bariatric patients to have life-long follow-up care with their bariatric surgeon’s practice. This visit doesn’t include just weighing you and taking your blood pressure, but following your lab work to track vitamin deficiencies, reviewing your body fat metabolism, discussing importance of protein and fluid intake, problem-solving any issues that you may be experiencing. Plus, the added benefit of consultation with the dietitian, exercise physiologist, and behaviorist. Some other programs that your bariatric practice can offer you is Surgical Support Groups, Mentoring Programs, Education of new procedures, products, and vitamins, advocacy for the bariatric population, and Back-On-Track Programs.
We realize that getting here is not easy. Many of you travel great distances, gas money, time off work, and possibly you have moved out-of-state. But your health is of utter importance. If you can’t come in to see us, please let us know. We would rather you have lab work performed at your primary care physician’s (PCP) office than none at all. Your PCP can communicate any issues to us and we can help guide them as well.
It is not only our commitment to our patients, but our desire to see you succeed with a healthy lifestyle. Please call us to schedule your follow-up appointment. We want to see you!
Importance of Surgical Support Groups
Have you ever thought about attending a surgical support group? Many of you probably already have or have thought about it several times. We feel at GHP that lifelong support is extremely important in the success of your bariatric surgery. We encourage you to attend or inquire about any of our support groups. They are always free of charge and anyone is welcome if you're a patient, family member, friend, or just interested in bariatric surgery. To see a list of dates, times and topics by clicking on Tools for You or Event Calendar under the Existing Patients tab.
Has your weight-loss reached a plateau?
Are you a surgical patient who needs help getting back on track? Has your weight loss reached a plateau? There is no need for concern, because our team of professionals at Grand Health Partners has developed a program to help you reach your weight loss goals! Our 8 week Back on Track program provides you with three visits with the Physician Assistant, meetings with the Dietitian, Behaviorist and with the Exercise Physiologist! This gives you the opportunity to use our food product and be monitored more closely, while being held accountable. Click here to learn more about our program (link to the Back on Track program section) or call us at 616-956-6100.
If the 8 week program doesn’t fit into your schedule, we do hold all day conferences that may fit better like the Back on Track Conference or the Beck Diet Seminar. For dates and times please call our office at 616-956-6100.
Share your story
If you have not already shared your story on our website, please consider doing it. GHP and future/existing patients would love to hear about your journey through weight loss. As you share your testimony, please begin by telling us “Now I can ______ “ filling the blank with something you can do now that you could not before your weight loss surgery. In addition to your inspiring anecdotes, we would like to have you include the following information:
• What procedure you had
• How far out from surgery you are
• Your weight loss total or BMI change
To share your story, click here.