Once your decision has been made to have bariatric weight-loss surgery, you will probably be very excited to take this important step toward becoming more healthy. Unfortunately for many, as the day of surgery nears, those who just a few weeks before approached their surgery date with excited anticipation, can begin to question their decision about undergoing such a life-changing surgery.
Weight-loss surgery does carry risk. Surgery is a major, life-changing decision, but if you have made the decision to have surgery based on the right reasons and placed your faith in a qualified medical team, there is no reason to be overly concerned.
Facing the unknown is always daunting. One way you can calm your fears is by preparing yourself with knowledge and information. Do your homework. Research. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon and the team of professionals who are there to see you succeed. Talk to successful weight-loss surgery patients who can relay the truth about life after surgery.
Knowing the facts about what lies ahead will help lessen your fears. Make sure you know the truth about the procedure you are having as well as the risk you are taking. Weigh the pros and cons and make your decision based on facts. There will always be things in life that are out of our control, but the key is to make wise decisions about the things we can control. Instead of focusing on the all the things that can go wrong, lean on the expertise, skill, and reputation of the qualified medical team you chose to perform your surgery and the positive aspects of life after surgery.
Make a list and focus on the positive aspects that you expect the surgery to offer—health, the opportunity to experience a better quality of life and a life-long tool to make our weight loss efforts come to fruition, and results that can last a life-time. Imagine your life with more flexibility and a return to health and normalcy. Whatever goals are on your list, write them down and focus on the positive. Armed with accurate knowledge about the truth, placing your confidence in the right place, and refocusing on the positive—you can once again look forward to your surgery date with less second guessing and more anticipation.
If you are considering weight-loss surgery in the Las Vegas area, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shawn Tsuda. He and his expert team can help ease your fears and give you the information you need to make educated decisions about this major step toward taking control of your health.