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11 Practical Questions to Ask Your Bariatric Surgeon in the Beginning

Ask Questions Before Weight Loss Surgery

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Questions to Ask Before Weight Loss Surgery

Should you have any reservations regarding bariatric surgery, you can contact your doctor and ask all the possible questions. Some of these include:

  1. Which bariatric surgery will suit you best?

    • How is it performed?
    • What is the qualification of the staff that will perform the surgery?
  1. What impact will the weight loss surgery have on my co-morbid conditions?

    • How will my medications be affected?
  1. What are some behavioral changes that have to be incorporated?

    • How will the diet vary pre and post-op?
    • What changes in exercise will I have to make before and after weight loss surgery?
  1. What are the options available for financing the weight loss surgery in Mexico?

  2. Will the surgery be covered under the existing insurance plan?

    • Will the whole of surgery be covered or only a part of it?
    • Are future appointments and aftercare a part of the program?
    • Are dietician services and counseling included?
  1. What will the after-care comprise of?

  2. How much weight can I expect to lose after bariatric surgery?

  3. How much time will I take to recover?
  1. What are certain complications that can arise during or after gastric sleeve or gastric bypass?

    • Can Type 2 Diabetes make the surgery riskier?
  1. Will cosmetic surgery be required after weight loss surgery?

  2. Is it better to consult my Primary Care Physician before I leave for Mexico?

A sound emotional state of mind is of vital importance for the success of bariatric surgery. Know that bariatric surgery is just the beginning of a lifelong engagement. Don’t lose hope and keep going!


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Updated on December 18, 2018

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