Weight Loss Surgery Timeline
Your Path to Weight Loss Success
The journey of weight loss surgery can be overwhelming. At Iowa Weight Loss Specialists, we believe in transparency and provide you with a clear understanding of what to expect throughout your surgical weight loss process.
Step by Step: Navigating the Gastric Sleeve Surgery Process
Preparing for Surgery
- Begin with our free online class and complete patient paperwork.
- Familiarize yourself with gastric sleeve surgery requirements, our surgical team, and the services offered at our weight loss center.
- Our specialists will assist you in verifying your coverage for bariatric surgery in Iowa.
- Meet with our bariatric surgeon and registered dietitian for a consultation to discuss your weight loss plan.
- Engage in diet visits, tailored to your individual program and insurance needs.
- Undergo lab testing, including H. pylori, TSH, and A1C, along with a nicotine test for current users.
- Complete a psychosocial evaluation with our behavioral health providers.
- Obtain cardiac clearance from a cardiologist if requested by our bariatric surgeon.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery Day
The day you've been preparing for has arrived, and our skilled surgical team will be by your side.
Post-Surgical Visits & Support
- After surgery, you'll receive continuous care to ensure a successful recovery.
- Make sure to participate in follow-up visits.
- Labs will be drawn three months after surgery and annually after.
- Join our weight loss support group, connecting with others who have undergone weight loss surgery in Iowa.
- If needed, we offer medical weight management support and resources, such as weight loss medications and behavioral health assistance.
Our services are designed to guide you every step of the way, ensuring a seamless journey from our initial classes to post-surgery care. Our team of experienced healthcare professionals and specialists will provide you with personalized attention, addressing your unique needs and concerns throughout the process.
Long-Term Surgical Solutions To Reach & Maintain A Healthier Weight
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