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Overview of Surgery Process

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Although you will receive an in-depth look at the entire surgery process at our free, weight loss surgery class, below is an overview of the entire weight loss surgery process from beginning to end.

  • Attend free, weight loss surgery class
  • Surgery approval process
    • Initial consultation with Dr. Eibes/dietitian/financial counselor
    • Release and forward diet history, tests, and labs to us from family provider
    • Obtain cardiac clearance if requested by surgeon
    • Obtain a mental health evaluation (which can be performed by our team)
    • Program approval, our team will review your file to make sure it is safe for you to have surgery
  • Insurance approval or private pay 
  • Office visit to schedule surgery
    • Pre-op H. Pylori testing
    • Tobacco testing
    • Pre-op photos
  • Surgery Day!
  • Follow-up visits
    • Visits occur at 1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, and then annually for life
    • Dietary counseling
    • Mental health counseling
    • Lab analysis 3 months after surgery and then annually
  • Exercise program
  • Support group
  • Photos at 1 year
  • Plastic surgery consult 1-2 years after weight loss surgery, if necessary
  • Possible reconstructive surgery, if necessary


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