Patient Mentoring Experience
Many of our patients who are about to undergo surgery for weight loss or cancer benefit from talking with other patients who have gone through the same journey.
Here at Olde Del Mar Surgical, our patient experience program matches prospective weight loss surgery and cancer surgery patients with patient volunteers who have undergone the same, or similar procedures.
Though the experience is different for each person, it can be a tremendous comfort to share with someone who has walked a similar path. Our compassionate, dedicated patient volunteers provide invaluable first-hand knowledge and advice to anyone who is contemplating surgery for cancer or weight loss.
We always encourage our patients to seek as much information as possible prior to undergoing a life-changing procedure like surgery for cancer, or bariatric surgery including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, LAP-BAND, and revisional. Discussing the experience with a fellow patient can help to address concerns, answer questions, and give prospective patients a realistic understanding of the entire surgical experience.
Ask your doctor about the patient experience program, and we will be happy to arrange for you to talk with one of our patient volunteers. Similarly, if you are interested in sharing your experience and volunteering your time with one of our new patients, we are always grateful and will keep you on our list of potential mentors; once again – please let us know — online or 858.457.4917. Our office is convenient to both metro San Diego and North County.