Bariatric surgery requires a serious commitment to losing weight and becoming healthier

Our evaluation process helps you understand what will be expected so that, together, we can decide if this is the right step for you.  

Part of our evaluation process is to assess your state of health to determine if you are able to withstand surgery. Required patient health evaluations include:

  • A psychological review to assess your mental and emotional preparedness for such a life-changing procedure
  • Consulting with a dietician to review your current eating habits and any issues you may have in following the pre- and post-surgical dietary regimen
  • Examination by a cardiologist to ensure your heart is able to withstand surgery

Additional Evaluations

Depending on health and medical conditions, some patients may be required to see other specialists for additional evaluations. These examinations may include: 

  • Testing to provide a better view of your digestive system and ensure that you don’t have a gastric bleed
  • Determining whether you have any vascular diseases that must be managed
  • Determining whether you suffer from COPD or have severe asthma
  • Testing for sleep apnea or other sleep disorders that may affect the surgery
  • Seeing other specialists as dictated by any medical conditions you may have 
All patients will start their weight loss journey before the surgery by following a medically supervised program to lose some weight before surgery. Learn more >

Lifestyle Changes

If you smoke, you must stop smoking six months prior to the surgery and commit to not smoking again. 

If you consume alcohol, commit to stopping. 

These steps are in your best interest to assess your overall health, your ability to withstand the procedure and your psychological commitment to a lifetime of change.