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Planning for Surgery

Weight loss surgery is major surgery. Patients must consider both the benefits and the possible risks and complications before deciding surgery is the right path to weight loss.

Choosing to have weight loss surgery is a life-long commitment to making lifestyle changes. It is important not only to know the changes, risks and benefits, but also to understand how life will be after surgery. Family participation and support is highly important as you begin your journey to a healthier new you.

The decision to have weight loss surgery should include careful consideration and consultation with an experienced bariatric surgeon or a knowledgeable family physician. Many of your questions may be answered as part of one of our free information sessions — available either online or in person. You may also find that the information provided in our frequently asked questions is helpful.

Why is weight loss surgery called a "tool"?

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