Preparing for Bariatric Surgery

Preparing For Bariatric Surgery

When a person decides to have a weight loss surgery there are multiple preoperative requirements that need to be completed before the actual date of surgery.

This may differ according to factors like your medical history, insurance, and the kind of surgical procedure that is right for you. It may include a series of consultations and assessments.

  • The psychologist will provide substantial education to the patient. This involves a psychological evaluation that is required by the hospital and most insurance providers.
  • Meeting the Registered Dietitian to know the lifestyle changes you’ll need to make before and after the procedures, to complete the surgical procedure you will have.
  • Determining your pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular health is also part of the assessment process. This is helpful in recommending a procedure, helps to monitor the progress after surgery, and keeps you safe and healthy during the entire weight loss journey.
  • The next step is to participate in bariatric surgery support groups to help prepare you for the physical as well as emotional changes and challenges that come with weight loss surgery.