Pathway to Surgery
When you decide that surgery is the right path for you, contact us to arrange for a bariatric seminar where you will hear one of our bariatric surgeons talk about obesity as a disease and the different bariatric procedures. Afterwards, you meet with a Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) to help you through the consultative process and insurance quagmire. You will then meet with a bariatric surgeon to discuss if you are a candidate for surgery and which procedure is right for you. Because we take a holistic approach to care, your evaluation will be extensive as will be your educational process. This includes meeting with nutritionist and a psychologist prior to surgery to develop and maintain healthy habits for life after bariatric surgery.
You may be required to do specialized testing depending on your unique medical history for a safe and successful recovery from surgery. Throughout the process, your Patient Care Coordinator will help you put together your unique preoperative “checklist”. This can be overwhelming at times, but don’t worry; we will walk beside you every step of the way.
We are excited to be part of your journey to becoming healthier.