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What is the process leading up to weight-loss surgery?

First, the patient will have a private consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons. The surgeon will discuss the benefits and risks of surgery, and answer questions. The patient will be asked about previous diet and exercise attempts, health history, medical problems and goals. These steps help to determine if the operation is best for the patient.  
Next, patients go through the preoperative process, or preparation for surgery. This step may include medical testing, processing medical necessity letters and a psychological evaluation. The education process is ongoing, and patients are required to attend an education session to learn about the changes that will take place in their body.

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