Friday, January 18, 2013

On WJOL, Dr. Grupski talks about mental challenges of losing weight

Psychologist Allison Grupski of Loyola talks about the mental challenges of losing weight. Often people set themselves up for disappointment by setting unrealistic goals for themselves. The thought of how great it would feel to lose, say, 50 pounds can help us stick to a strict plan for a while, but it is not sustainable.

Dr. Grupski is one of two clinical psychologists caring for patients at the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care. Loyola's staff knows the pre-op and post-op care as just as important as the operation itself. Patients need to be well educated about what to expect with weight-loss surgery and understand they will have a long-term relationship with their medical team after the operation.

For more information on the Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care, please call (800) 355-0416. You can learn more by enrolling in one of our free informational seminars.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 91 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.