How can family support help with gastric bypass surgery?
If you're considering gastric bypass surgery your family should be actively involved. In this video, bariatric surgeon James "Butch" Rosser Jr., M.D., discusses the important role that family support plays in gastric bypass surgery.
[GENTLE MUSIC] JAMES ROSSER: The one thing that you have to realize if you're going to have a successful bariatric procedure,
especially long-term results-- it's not going to be just up to you.
The family and having a successful and strong support mechanism is just as much as important
as the operative procedure if you're going to have long-term success. This is often overlooked.
And you must not fall into that trap. I was blessed to have a great family support
mechanism where my wife was intimately part of the process. You may need the operation.
But your family also needs help, too. The first stepping stone is you have to realize that there's been a lot of damage
done to relationships based on everything you've gone through. And it's not just you. They have been impacted with this disease.
So the sooner you can get this out in the open, work out the relationship issues so now
they're smoothly into digitating with a successful program, you are going to be guaranteed to have success.
And remember, you may be in need of healing. But your loved one and family and supporters
also need healing, too. [AUDIO LOGO]
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