The AIG’s comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program is composed of a multidisciplinary team of bariatric specialists who provide personalized treatment, committing to years of follow-up care and supporting your effort to maintain a healthy weight, while meeting your nutritional needs.
The process you will follow involves several phases:
Initially, you will meet with the baritric surgeon to evaluate whether surgery is right for you. The surgeon will provide information about the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
Before surgery, our team of specialists, including a case manager, nutritionist, radiologist, pulmonologist, cardiologist, and psychiatrist, will perform comprehensive medical exams and evaluations. You will also be asked to attend intensive education, counseling session and support group programs to learn what to expect during and after surgery.
During the procedure, board-certified surgeon Dr Abhishek Katakwar trained in advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgery at Germany and Taiwan will work closely with anesthesiologists and highly trained operating room staff who are familiar with the special needs of bariatric patients.
After surgery, nurses trained in post-bariatric surgical care will work to prevent and manage possible complications. The surgeon, bariatric nurses, and nutritionist will follow you carefully throughout recovery.
During and after your recovery, you must commit to making profound lifestyle changes. To help meet this challenge successfully and safely, you will be closely monitored for nutritional deficiencies and post-operative dietary requirements. You will continue to attend our free support group meetings.In addition to the help you will receive from the bariatric team, you also have available the expertise of The AIG’s weight management programs to provide additional, ongoing help.