Our Process Step by Step
Step 1: Seminar
All patients are required to complete either an online or in-person seminar. During the seminar you will learn about the surgical options available to you and what to expect before and after surgery. After completing the seminar, all patients will have an opportunity to make a consultation appointment at the surgeon’s office.
Step 2: Consultation
This is a comprehensive visit. Your appointment may last 2-3 hours. At this appointment you will be seen by the surgeon, the nurse practitioner, the dietitian and by a member of the insurance team. As a convenience to our patients, you may also see the psychologist for your psych evaluation at this same time.
Step 3: Nutrition Class/Pre-Admission Testing
A couple of weeks before surgery, you will attend a nutrition class. At this class you will learn the changes necessary for successful weight loss. After your class you will have your consent signing appointment and have your pre-admission testing which includes an EKG and blood work.
Step 4: Surgery
A nurse will contact you a few days before your surgery to go over your health history. On the day of surgery, you will arrive at the Center about 1 1/2 hours before your scheduled surgery time. Upon your arrival you will complete a few documents. Once the documuents are completed you will go to the pre-op area where your IV will be started in preparation for your procedure. Most patients are typically released from the Center in about 4-5 hours from the time of your scheduled appointment.
Step 5: Aftercare
You will be given post operative instructions from your surgeon. If you have questions or concerns, call your surgeons office. Our Aftercare program includes visits with the surgeon, nurse practitioner & dietitian. They will educate you on changes necessary for successful weight loss. Support Groups are held monthly. You are encouraged to attend.