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This Web site is a good place to start. It has been created to give you a thorough understanding of the risks and benefits of these procedures.

Talking to your primary care physician, physician specialist or family physician is a good next step. They can help you answer some questions and determine if you are a good candidate for surgery.

Finding a local weight loss surgeon and support group is another good step. Should you decide to choose the Rockwood Weight Loss Surgery Center, you will need to attend our informational seminar. These seminars are held once a month in the Deaconess Health Education Center. They usually last about three hours and cover topics such as insurance pre-authorization, pre-operative and post-operative nutrition, surgical options and the post surgery lifestyle changes. This seminar is mandatory for any person considering weight loss surgery with our program. Please call (509) 755-5120 to sign up for our next available session.

Talking to others who have taken the path you are now considering may help you understand what you need to know the make a decision you can be comfortable with. Rockwood Bariatric Specialists offer monthly support groups. These are open to all, pre and post-surgery patients.

In the end, your best source of information is an experienced bariatric surgeon who knows how to handle your specialized needs before, during and after weight loss surgery. Give us a call to help you get started on your journey the right way.

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