Meet Your Weight Loss Surgeon
What Should You Bring to Your
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
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.
||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.