What does bariatric surgery involve?

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James A. Foote, MD
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Bariatric surgery involves the following:
  • Attending a free Bariatric Surgery orientation
  • Bariatrician consultation to ensure you are a safe and eligible candidate
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Bariatric surgeon consultation
  • Preoperative testing
  • Two-week pre-op dietitian training
  • One-week pre-op and physical exam
  • Surgery
  • Postoperative follow-up at two to six weeks; then at three, six, twelve and eighteen months; followed by annually
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Bariatric surgery involves much more than the actual surgery, says bariatric surgeon Alfredo Fernandez, MD, from Brandon Regional Hospital. Watch as he explains how an entire healthcare team comes together to educate and support the patient. 

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