The Evaluation Process
A consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons takes place only after a patient has attended one of our information sessions
During the consultation, the bariatric surgeon reviews the patient's complete medical history and conducts a thorough physical exam. In addition, medical tests are ordered to ensure that the patient's overall health is good enough to endure the surgery.
Following the consultation with the surgeon, patients meet with:
- a nurse practitioner in the NSMC Heart and Wellness Center
- a registered dietician in the NSMC Heart and Wellness Center
- a psychologist in the Neuropsychological Assessment Center
- patients may be referred for additional medical testing, such as a stress test or a sleep study
Attendance in at least one pre-operative support group is also mandatory as part of this process.