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Before Surgery

Before surgery, you’ll be required to:

  • Stop smoking
  • Achieve a weight loss goal (typically 10 percent of your current weight)
  • Read a preparatory book and complete behavior modification modules
  • Attend three educational classes
  • Attend two patient support groups
  • Determine your metabolism
  • Undergo a behavior medicine evaluation
  • Undergo a medical evaluation
  • Undergo a surgical evaluation
  • Undergo a nutritional evaluation

Click for a detailed outline of What to Expect Before Bariatric Surgery (.pdf).

Learn what you can expect after bariatric surgery.

before surgery