Questions for Your Bariatric Surgeon

Being a well-informed patient is good for you and good for your doctor. Here are some of the questions you should your bariatric surgeon:

  • What types of weight loss surgery procedures have you performed?
  • How many of each bariatric procedure have you performed?
  • Can bariatric surgery be performed using minimally invasive techniques?
  • Can I be considered a candidate for bariatric surgery even though I have one or more associated health conditions related to my obesity?
  • Which procedure is best for me?
  • Why?What are the risks involved?
  • How long will I be in surgery?
  • What is the length of my anticipated hospital stay?
  • How long will it be before I can return to pre-surgery levels of activity?
  • How will my eating habits change?
  • Do you have information about bariatric surgery costs and payment options?
  • What is the typical excess weight loss and improvement of associated health conditions for your other patients?
  • Do you have patients who are willing to share their experiences, both positive and negative?
  • What information can you give me to help family and friends better understand bariatric surgery?
  • What type of long-term, after-care services (such as support groups and counseling) can you provide for me?
  • What do you expect from me if I decide to choose a surgical solution?

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