The patient should make permanent healthy changes to your diet and get regular exercise to help ensure the long-term success of bariatric surgery.
The most important feature of bariatric surgical procedures is the proper and fruitful patient-surgeon communication.
The best and most optimal results come when the patient is shown the pros and cons of each available bariatric procedure and the surgeon has a thotough view of what suits best to each clinical case. The surgeon should not make any decision on his own.
For instance, if the patient consumes a lot of sweets and cannot avoi this habit in the future the gastric banding procedure will have no result.
Thus, patients shouls also be very careful when selecting a bariatric procedure just because they saw a great advert in TV, radio or even a magazine article.
As a patient, you should pay attention to your surgeon's overall surgical experience, knoweledge and education.
Bariatric surgical procedures cannot be performed by surgeons specialised only in bariatrics without broad general surgery experience.
Dr Apostolakos' training comes from the field pioneers in Austria, Belgium and Holland while Dr Apostolakos has got a great experience in all types of bariatric procedures.