At your first consultation, the doctor will review your medical history carefully, perform a physical examination, and discuss your goals and priorities. The surgeon will talk with you about your current weight and overall medical condition and how they might impact the safety and effectiveness of surgery, so please answer all questions honestly. He or she may also consult with your primary care physician to discuss any health concerns.
During the consultation, the surgeon will talk with you about the possibility and safety of doing multiple procedures at the same time, if that is what you want. Don’t be alarmed or embarrassed if your surgeon wants to take photographs; these are used to plan operations, provide documentation for the insurance companies, and help record your progress.
You also will also meet with our lifestyle coaches and other individuals who will evaluate your eating and exercise habits so that your successful efforts will continue into the future.