Your doctor will:
- Request information about your weight history, dietary choices and lifestyle/social/work circumstances
- Take a detailed medical and surgical history
- Ask for a list of medications you are taking
- Perform a physical examination (including taking your weight and height measurements)
Certain diagnostic tests such as blood tests and endoscopy, and sometimes radiological imaging will need to be performed in preparation for your surgery.
It’s not uncommon to have questions or doubts, which we will encourage you to clarify during your appointments.
Diagnosis and Recommendations
It is not expected for you and your surgeon to make decisions or recommendations regarding surgery after the first consultation.
After reviewing the diagnostic results in conjunction with your medical history in your subsequent appointment, your surgeon will discuss the available treatment options and will want to know what your preferences are. Recommendation on the most appropriate procedure will take into account your BMI, any obesity-associated conditions, other medical conditions, previous surgery and the risks and benefits of the procedures.
What is Next
Our staff will go through the details of costs and logistics with you.
Our aim is to provide you with all the information that you would need to make informed decisions about managing your health.
If you still have questions when you leave the office, please do not hesitate to contact us.