All patients who are considering bariatric surgery receive a multidisciplinary consultation at the start of the process. The consultation is a thorough medical and psychological assessment, which may result in the patient deciding to enroll in our non-surgical or surgical management programs.
All decisions about patient care are made collaboratively with the patient, the Weight Management team and the referring physician.
Nurse practitioner and registered dietitian
The evaluation begins with a consultation with a nurse practitioner and a registered dietitian from the Wellness Center. This consultation takes place only after a patient has attended one of our information sessions
During the consultation, the nurse practitioner and registered dietitian will review your complete medical history and conduct a thorough physical exam. In addition, medical tests are ordered to ensure that the patient's overall health is good enough to endure the surgery.
Meeting with a bariatric surgeon
After the consultation and evaluation there is a meeting with one of the surgeons. In addition, there is a meeting with a psychologist in the Neuropsychological Assessment Center. Patient are sometimes referred for additional medical testing, such as a stress test or a sleep study.