Generally, suitable candidates for weight loss surgery are:
There are several aspects of the surgery which require preparation. First, the physical aspect, may require weight loss surgery candidates to follow a medically supervised weight loss program involving diet and exercise. Losing some of the excess weight pre-operatively allows our surgeons to perform a safer and more effective surgery and helps our patients to recover faster. Additionally, since the surgery is just one component of a comprehensive weight loss program, patients must understand and prepare for the mental and emotional aspects of the surgery. Patients undergo a psychological evaluation to assess their mental readiness for the surgery and the lifestyle changes that must accompany it for long-lasting, successful results.
During the surgical consultation appointment, the patient will meet with the surgeon and his support staff. The surgeon will review the patient’s health history, and conduct an in-depth discussion regarding surgical techniques and risks. The surgeon will inform the patient of further consultations or tests needed to determine candidacy for surgery. You will be provided with a checklist of pre-operative requirements which must be completed prior to having surgery. The sooner these pre-operative requirements are completed the sooner we can schedule your surgery. You will subsequently be notified of your surgery date and whether additional material is needed.
As part of getting ready for surgery, your doctor may ask you to attend a free bariatric weight loss seminar.
Attend a Free Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
Feel free to bring a support person with you.
For more information about upcoming seminars, please contact Caris Cantrell, RN, Clinical Coordinator, at 256-429-4092 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please call:
Crestwood Medical Center
One Hospital Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801