Yes. Surgery is the tool that enables you to lose weight. Although surgery does produce less appetite and volume of food consumed, it is ultimately up to you to make lifelong changes to be healthy and active.

This includes making healthy food choices, controlling portions, taking vitamin and mineral supplements as directed, getting plenty of fluid, rest and regular exercise. Without these lifelong changes weight regain may occur. The dietitian offers meal plans to patients who want advice on food choices that are high in protein and need some cooking inspiration and tips.