The Pathway to Successful Weight Loss Surgery
What’s Different About Weight Loss Surgery?
Weight loss surgery is different from most other surgical procedures. Your surgery will affect your health and your eating habits for the rest of your life. It is important that you are as completely prepared as possible, both medically and emotionally, before you undergo your surgery.
After confirming that you are a good candidate for surgery, your surgeon will make sure you are evaluated by a multidisciplinary team including a nutritionist, a gastroenterologist, and a psychiatrist. If you have heart problems, you will probably need to be evaluated by a cardiologist, or heart specialist. If you have sleep apnea, we will need to make sure that it is being properly managed. Before your surgery, it may be necessary for you to be seen by the anesthesia team who will educate you about general anesthesia.
After your surgery, you will need to follow-up with your weight-loss surgery team on a lifelong basis. During these follow-up visits with your surgical team, your nutritionist, and your primary care doctor, we will assess your weight loss and make sure you do not suffer from any vitamin, mineral or other nutritional deficiency.
The first step to moving forward with weight loss surgery is to set up an appointment to meet with your surgeon. Please call our appointment hotline at 212-824-2350. Click here for more contact information.