The Bariatric Surgery Educational Seminar will help you decide if this surgery is right for you. The Weight Loss Support Group meeting is under the direction of a licensed provider. Attending this meeting gives you the opportunity to talk personally with people who have "been there and done that". They know firsthand the ups and downs of bariatric surgery and will be able to share their experiences with you. https://nmmcbariatriccenter.com/support-groups/#courses
What if I have already attended meetings like this somewhere else?
Yes, you can. It is very important to wait at least two years after your surgery to become pregnant. You will need this time to adjust physically and emotionally to your weight loss and diet before becoming pregnant.
When will I be able to schedule my surgery?
This will be discussed at your initial consultation based on your obesity-related health issues and individual insurance requirements.
Is the NMMC program accredited in bariatric surgery?
Yes. Now that the Bariatric Center is designated as an Accredited Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Quality Improvement Program and is recognized in the Optum Centers of Excellence Network.