Your Initial Consultation
The initial consultation with our bariatric team will involve discussing your health history and candidacy requirements for our procedures. During your virtual appointment, we will discuss your weight loss options to determine whether a gastric sleeve, mini gastric bypass, gastric bypass surgery or another procedure is most appropriate for you. We will also examine the relevant physical and emotional considerations before and after your surgery.
It’s important that you come to your appointment prepared on several different levels.
Gather medical files
Have medical records from your primary care doctor and any lab or imaging tests forwarded to our office. You may also need to undergo tests to confirm that you are a candidate for a particular type of weight loss surgery.
Don't be afraid to ask questions
Make sure you understand the pre-op diet program and the changes you will undergo as part of your post-op lifestyle. Although you may already know a lot about bariatric surgery, undoubtedly, more questions will arise as you get closer to the big day.
Involve your support network
Opting for bariatric surgery for obesity entails significant lifestyle changes that necessitate the backing of friends and family. Discuss your decision with your loved ones before your initial consultation because achieving successful weight loss is nearly impossible without their support. Seek guidance from your doctor on how to approach family members who may be anxious or indifferent about your choice.
Following the initial consultation, we will gather medical records so our bariatric surgeons can conduct an in-depth health analysis and discuss other necessary information to determine your candidacy. At this time, you should notify our medical team of any allergies, health conditions, or general concerns about factors that may affect your outcome.