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Bariatric web-forum study reveals need to manage expectations

Patients who underwent bariatric surgery had very high, and often unrealistic, expectations on how the surgery would change their lives and healthcare professionals involved in treating this group of  patients should be aware of their need for support throughout the process, and investigate the possibility of both pre- and post-operative support groups, either online or face-to-face, according to a study by researchers from University of Gävle, Gävle, in Sweden.

Living with Surgery - Managing your mind and your weight

In April 2017, Dr Denise Ratcliffe, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Phoenix Health, UK and previously at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, UK released her new self-help book: ‘Living with Bariatric Surgery - Managing your mind and your weight’, to help those who are considering bariatric surgery develop the psychological tools to make the necessary changes and adjustments for surgery to be successful.

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