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While bariatric weight loss surgery can certainly help you achieve long-term weight control, much will be required of you to work the extra weight off and keep it off after surgical weight loss. You will have to learn a new set of behaviors to encourage healthier choices in your daily routine. Nutritious grocery shopping, healthy cooking, regular exercise and stress management are just a few of the ways that you will work to lose unwanted pounds and become a healthier, happier you.

Regular follow-up visits with your physician after bariatric weight loss surgery, as well as attending support groups with others who have been through surgery for bariatric weight loss in Atlanta, are instrumental in helping you achieve your surgical weight loss goals. Additionally, you should keep in mind that the cost of bariatric weight loss surgery, while covered by many insurance companies, can start at $16,000 if paid out-of-pocket. It will be helpful to check with your insurance company to see if bariatric weight loss surgery is covered under your plan. Even if it's not, surgical weight loss may still be worth the price if you are able to live longer with a better quality of life.

If you are ready to learn more about bariatric weight loss surgery or weight loss management, the Emory Decatur Hospital Comprehensive Weight Loss Center in Atlanta is here to help you. Register for a free Surgery for Weight Loss seminar today by calling 404.501.LOSE (5673).

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