Norton Weight Management Services offers you a uniquely personalized and comprehensive approach to care. From pre-surgery counseling and evaluations to follow-up by experienced medical staff, Norton Healthcare’s weight loss program guides you every step of the way along your weight loss journey. You will have access to therapists, dietitians and support groups that help you deal with the life-changing experience of surgical weight loss. Our program has years of success and thousands of successful patients. You can count on our expertise for your success!
Behavioral Health Counseling
Norton Weight Management Services offers behavioral health counseling to assist you before and after weight loss surgery. The first step involves a one-on-one evaluation provided by a bariatric behavioral health counselor to determine your emotional strengths and weaknesses as well as your readiness for surgery. If challenges are identified, counselors assist in creating a personalized plan to address these issues prior to surgery. On pre-admission testing day, behavioral health counselors teach you relaxation techniques to help with potential pre-surgery anxiety.
Behavioral health counselors also are available by appointment to provide individual counseling to address any emotional issues you may experience following surgery. In addition, these professionals conduct support groups to provide educational opportunities and support to assist during all phases of your weight loss process.
Weight loss surgery requires lifelong dietary changes. After surgery, you are restricted in the amount of food you are able to consume at one time. Because of this restriction, it is essential to make healthy food choices at each meal to ensure you are getting the nutrition your body needs to stay healthy.
Norton Weight Management Services provides you with nutritional education prior to surgery. One-on-one sessions with a registered dietitian help you better understand the diet changes needed for the type of weight-loss surgery you are considering, as well as the eating behavior changes required for weight loss success. Group sessions also are offered before surgery to provide even more support in making necessary dietary and lifestyle changes.
Once you are admitted for surgery, a registered dietitian reviews your personalized diet with you. The registered dietitians with Norton Weight Management Services are committed to helping you succeed with your new lifestyle and weight management goals. They are available to answer questions and provide dietary assistance throughout your weight loss journey.
Exercise is an important part of any weight loss program. It is especially important after weight loss surgery because as you eat fewer and fewer calories, your metabolism slows down. The best way to increase metabolism is to exercise more. Exercise also helps your body prepare for surgery, recover following surgery and maintain a healthy condition for years to come. You should consult with your physician regarding specific exercise guidelines before and after surgery.
For more information about Norton Weight Management Services or to schedule a free information session, call (800) 852-1770 or (502) 629-1234.