Trinity Weight Management Specialists
It's important to choose the right place and the right team for your weight loss surgery. Trinity Weight Management Specialists have been providing surgical weight loss solutions for more than 30 years. Our board-certified surgeons offer minimally-invasive and traditional surgical approaches to weight loss, with follow-up support to help you meet your goals.
What can you expect?
The first step toward bariatric surgery is to complete our online seminar. If the patient meets the preliminary qualifications and is willing to proceed, an appointment is made to come into the office to begin the process. At this appointment, the surgeon and staff at the office will review your medical history and explain your weight loss options, including any guidelines set forth by your insurance company.
After all initial steps have been completed and surgery has been approved, Trinity Weight Management Specialists will coordinate the patient. Pre-surgical testing may include examination of the upper GI, a chest x-ray, EKG and lab work. The patient will also meet with the Bariatric RN and Bariatric Dietitian to complete pre-operative education and instruction.
Bariatric Surgery as an Established Option
We're able to choose from procedure options based on the patients need. Selecting the right option depends on the patient's condition, dietary habits and willingness to change eating behavior. This decision will be made together with the bariatric surgeon of your choice.
The decision to consider weight loss surgery is an important one. It's a lifetime contract with your surgeon, bariatric team, family and yourself. It is an important decision and we appreciate your interest in our program.
Our bariatric surgical team includes a dietitian, mental health professionals, nurses, nurse practitioner, insurance specialist, program administrator, surgeons and caring team members - all with many years' experience treating bariatric patients. We feel that expert care is only possible through this comprehensive team approach and we are committed to providing bariatric surgery in the safest manner possible.
A very important aspect of our program is patient education prior to surgery. Each patient will receive an individual evaluation to ensure that surgery is tailored to the patient's individual needs and goals. All patients in our program will receive dietary and exercise counseling specific to the issues associated with the change in their lifestyle after surgery. Patients will meet regularly with our dietitian or nutrition expert for help adjusting to their new lifestyle of healthy eating. Individual guidance about appropriate levels of exercise and intensity will be provided.
Surgical Weight Loss is a Journey
It is the beginning of a lifelong commitment to health. Dedication to proper diet, exercise and mental health is crucial to obtaining the best results. The surgery is a tool that improves the patient's ability to lose weight while following the recommended diet and exercise program as prescribed by the Bariatric Center multidisciplinary team. The Bariatric Surgical Program at UnityPoint Clinic® Surgery is a comprehensive program offering several important advantages for patients, including:
- A dedicated team of specialists who have many years' experience in caring for bariatric patients.
- Nutrition counseling to discuss the nutritional changes necessary for bariatric surgery.
- Exercise consultation will provide individual guidance about appropriate levels of exercise and intensity.
- Facilitation of quality care through immediate access to all areas of specialized physicians within UnityPoint Health - Trinity.
- Accessible, lifelong follow-up care.
- Follow-through with primary care physicians before and after surgery.