Caring Staff & Support When You Need It
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The Bariatric Institute of Wisconsin
is more than surgery;
our comprehensive program is tailor made for
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A variety of research studies prove bariatric surgery is the most
successful long-term treatment for morbid obesity.
Surgery, while a major step, isn't the only change you have to
make. The surgery will give your body a whole new way of operating,
and it is the linchpin for a whole new way of living. However, there
are other elements critical to your complete recovery. The Bariatric
Institute of Wisconsin knows that and has developed a comprehensive
program to help you succeed.
Our staff includes registered dieticians who will meet with you
both prior to surgery and post-operatively to continue to help you
meet your weight loss goals. Together you will create a diet plan that
makes sense, and recognizes the foods you like, your schedule and
Follow the plan.
Our physical therapy staff will evaluate your physical condition and
help you develop a realistic exercise program, an important part of a
For years your relationship with food has been an unhealthy one,
albeit often comforting. Even though your stomach will have shrunk and
the amount of food you eat will drastically diminish, you still have
to deal with your mind and spirit. Our psychologist is specially
trained to work with people just like you to address the emotional
issues you need to confront as you embark on a whole new relationship
Bariatric surgery is highly specialized and we perform most surgery
at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital and Waukesha Memorial Hospital where we have personally trained all of
the health care support staff who will help care for you both pre- and
post-operatively. Our bariatric nursing staff is simply top-drawer.
You can depend on them to give you the specialized care you require
before and after surgery.
The best way to learn about our total program is to attend a
consultation with our Bariatric Coordinator and surgical staff. Our
surgeons explain the entire bariatric process and address all of your
questions and concerns.
The Bariatric Institute of Wisconsin also facilitates a variety of
support groups that includes people just like you and health care