For patients who have a cardiac history, we frequently will request clearance from cardiology prior to doing any weight loss procedures. This is done in order to minimize the cardiac risk of the procedure, or to determine if a patient has a prohibitive risk from a cardiac standpoint.
Sometimes your cardiologist may want to do some testing prior to clearing you for your procedure, so its best not to wait until the last minute! On the flip side, however, we don’t want a clearance to be done too early in the process as it may need to be repeated if its too old. We recommend optimally have your clearance done about 6-8 weeks prior to your procedure.
If we ask you to obtain cardiac clearance, giving this form to your cardiology team will greatly expedite the clearance process! Please check the box next to your procedure on the upper third of the document – if you are unsure please speak with a member of our team!