Before weight-loss surgery

Once you decide on a surgeon, the two of you will work together to come up with an individualized plan of care. Pre-surgery requirements vary by surgeon and by insurance. Some details of your pre-surgery plan may depend on your health status.

Here are a few general requirements. Remember, not all of these may apply to you. You may have more or fewer requirements.

  • Attend an information class sponsored by your surgeon’s office
  • Lab work
  • Endoscopy
  • Psychological consultations
  • Nutrition consultations
  • Cardiology consultations
  • Pulmonary consultations
  • Anesthesia consultations
  • Vascular consultations
  • Structured exercise program
  • Special diet
  • Frequent weight checks
  • Ultrasound of gallbladder