Dr. Podkameni shares if Banner Gateway Bariatric Center offers support groups for patients.
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Banner Gateway Bariatric Center's Bariatric Surgery Support Groups Here at Banner Gateway Bariatric Center we have essentially two support groups – one is a psychological support group and the other one is the nutritionist or nutritional support group. So both groups are extremely involved and we follow those patients, and they are actually open to patients from other programs and we saw an increase in numbers from other programs that unfortunately don’t follow the patients or don’t have a support group, patients who come here for that support. Patients who are involved in support groups, they usually tend to take care of themselves better. They are more worried about their condition. So they do have a success rate that is higher than patients who are not involved in support groups, and that’s why at Banner Gateway Bariatric Center we have support groups, psychological and nutritional support groups because our success rate is our patient’s success rate. My name is David Podkameni. I am the Medical Director for the Bariatric Center here at Banner Gateway and if you or someone from your family is looking for bariatric facility or bariatric surgery, I will be more than happy to help you through and guide you through this journey.