Patient Resources

Considering Bariatric Surgery? Do You Have the Support You Need to Succeed?

Bariatric weight loss surgery is a procedure that requires making a momentous decision that will change your life. However, deciding which procedure is right for you is just one part of your weight loss journey. After deciding to undergo bariatric surgery, you may feel anxious or unsure of what to expect. After bariatric surgery, you will need to make sustainable changes to maximize and retain your weight loss results for years to come. During each stage, you need a support system that will help you know what to expect, give you unique insight, accountability, and help answer questions along the way. Inspire Bariatrics is here to guide you each step of the way alongside our accredited Centers of Excellence.

  • Prospective patient considering bariatric surgery
  • Pre-op, meaning you have decided to undergo and been approved for bariatric surgery
  • Post-op, meaning you have already had bariatric surgery

Bariatric support groups are cost-free and led by experienced professionals. These groups provide support without judgment and are proven to increase the likelihood of achieving and maintaining long-term weight loss.

Inspire Bariatrics and Dr. McCalman highly recommend participating in a support group. There are bariatric surgery support groups in and near McKinney, Frisco, Plano, Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding areas. Find your group below!

Local Support Groups

Please contact our office for more information.

Virtual Support Groups

Facebook Bariatric Support Group Online

Over 10,000 people have joined the Bariatric Support Group Online on Facebook. The group was started by Michel Demma, who states he lost 200 pounds in the first year after the procedure and 250 pounds total. The group is open to people in all stages of bariatric surgery, from considering the procedure to those working to support each other post-op.

Join the Bariatric Support Group on Facebook here.

Vitamins and additional supplements

Celebrate® develops specialized bariatric vitamins and nutritional supplements for people that are either losing weight under the care of a physician, or have had (or will be having) a surgical weight loss procedure.

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