Preparing for Surgery

Preparing for Surgery

Getting Ready

Weight loss surgery is major surgery. Choosing to have weight loss surgery requires a life-long commitment to making lifestyle changes. You must consider both the benefits and the possible risks and complications before deciding surgery is the right path to weight loss for you.

It is important not only to know the changes, risks and benefits, but also to understand how life will be after surgery. If you are deciding whether or not to have weight loss surgery, you should include careful consideration and consultation with an experienced bariatric surgeon.

Education is provided each month at our free information session. Our surgeons can answer many of your questions at this time.

 

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for Me?

Weight-loss surgery is not for everyone. Specific guidelines to determine if you are best suited for bariatric surgery will be reviewed prior to any decisions being made.

The following information is considered essential for your success:

  • Existing health conditions.
  • Age.
  • Body Mass Index (BMI).
  • Ability to handle significant lifestyle changes.
  • Smoking history.
  • Non-surgical attempts at weight loss.
  • Willingness to commit to a healthy, active lifestyle.
  • Patient’s mental preparedness for surgery.
  • Properly educated on the benefits, risks and lifestyle changes associated with bariatric surgery.

The first step is to attend a free information session. This educational session provides the information you need to be informed such as weight loss surgery options, benefits, risks and financial options. You can complete the initial patient information packet at the seminar and schedule your first appointment with the surgeon.

During your initial appointment with the surgeon, you will discuss your medical history, weight loss options and further pre-op requirements medical tests as needed.

If you believe you are a candidate and want to learn more, please visit the websites of our bariatric surgeons:

For more information, call (706) 880-7318.

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