Meet Your Weight Loss Surgeon

What Should You Bring to Your First Visit?
The most important thing to bring is your completed medical information form. If you have not yet received this form, please click here. Please ensure that all sections are completed before you arrive for your first visit.

Your surgeon will begin by carefully reviewing this information form that you filled out prior to your appointment. Then, your surgeon will review your medical and dietary history with you in detail. Your surgeon will be able to answer whatever questions you may have about weight loss surgery, and will review the benefits and risks of the different types of surgery. With all this information at hand, you and your surgeon will determine whether weight loss surgery is your best weight loss option.

If you would like to learn more about the weight loss surgeons at the Mount Sinai Program for Surgical Weight Loss, click on the Our Team tab for biographies and photos.

FAQ Q. The soonest appointment I could arrange is in 2 months. I'd like to get started with the preoperative workup as as soon as possible. Should I set up my consultations with the psychiatrist, the nutritionist, and the gastroenterologist so that everything is "all set" when I finally see the surgeon?

A. You are certainly free to arrange any of these visits before meeting with your surgeon. However, remember that only your surgeon can definitively determine whether you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery. There is a chance that the surgeon may feel you are not quite ready for weight loss surgery -- if this is the case, then some or all of your preop consultations may need to be repeated at a later date. To avoid any chance of this happening, most people wait until their surgical consultation before scheduling any of the other ones.

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