The first step in determining if bariatric surgery is appropriate for you is to attend a consultation with Dr. Kuzinkovas, which can be scheduled by calling our practice number –1300 551 533.
During the consultation any questions or concerns,you may have – will be answered:
- Are you a candidate for bariatric surgery?
- How to calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index)?
- Is surgery an effective treatment for obesity?
- How the surgery is performed?
- What are associated risks and complications?
- What extend of weight loss one can expect?
- Life after surgery and postoperative care plan?
Please remember to bring the following to your appointment
- Your records and patient’s forms, completed
- Your insurance card
- All prescriptions and over-the-counter medication you are currently taking
- A list of all questions and concerns you may have
Qualifying Factors for Surgery May Include
- History of dietary and other weight loss attempts,
- Your commitment to lifestyle changes, exercise and clinical follow-up
- Psychological evaluation
Together, you and your bariatric surgeon take steps to determine
- If surgery is the right treatment for you
- Which type of procedure is right for you
- If you are mentally and emotionally prepared to make lifelong lifestyle changes
The preoperative assessment process will include series of tests. You will also meet with a nutritionist and other staff members in sessions leading up to surgery. Each healthcare professional will help you prepare for the changes and challenges that lie ahead.
If you believe bariatric surgery would improve your health and well being, contact our office to begin you life-changing journey.