What to Expect at Your Bariatric Consultation | El Paso TX
Often patients are nervous when attending their bariatric consultation. Patients can be more at ease by understanding what to expect during the consultation and preparing for the surgery themselves. Dr. Clapp and his staff work closely with patients to determine if bariatric surgery is best for them.
Pre-Surgery Bariatric Consultation
Our bariatric surgeon in El Paso provides a comprehensive surgical weight loss program which focuses on delivering long-term health and includes a number of activities before surgery, as well as post-operative care, a customized workout routine, nutritional counseling, support groups, and more.
To determine if you are a good candidate for bariatric surgery, your doctor will provide:
- A complete psychological assessment by a specialist
- A pre-surgery dietary assessment by a dietitian
- A comprehensive exercise assessment and program development
- A dedicated team of compassionate physicians and professional care before and after your surgery
Understanding Bariatric Surgery
Before taking the step to get rid of your weight surgically, we expect you to have done as much research as possible about bariatric surgery. Generally, not every overweight individual is a good candidate for bariatric surgery. However, any person whose health has been affected by their extra weight, or who has failed to shed the fat by other means may be eligible. But keep in mind that your procedure will be combined with exercise and diet changes for great success.
Taking the steps to enhance your quality of life is easier with a team of specialists walking alongside you during the process. To get started on your weight loss journey and life of better health, contact our bariatric surgery office in El Paso, TX.