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How To Pick a Bariatric Surgeon for Your Weight Loss Surgery
The decision to undergo weight loss surgery is just one of many important decisions that a person must make before having the procedure. Another important decision that a person must make is who they want to have perform their weight loss surgery.
Dr Vytauras Kuzinkovas at Advanced Surgicare in Sydney is a certified bariatric (weight loss) surgeon. Here, Dr Kuzinkovas discusses how to pick a bariatric surgeon for your weight loss surgery.
Qualifications and Experience
The first step in picking a bariatric surgeon for your weight loss surgery is selecting a surgeon who specializes in the field of Upper Gastro-Intestinal (stomach and oesophagus) surgery and has the qualifications and experience necessary to perform the weight loss surgery you are considering. Surgeons, just like other medical practitioners, specialize in their field of practice. These surgeons may further specialize in one or two surgical procedures.
Dr Kuzinkovas is an experienced and qualified bariatric surgeon. He specializes in laparoscopic weight loss procedures including gastric bypass, Lap Band, gastric sleeve and revision weight loss surgeries.
Before you pick a bariatric surgeon for your weight loss procedure, it is important that you meet with the surgeon. Your relationship with your surgeon is important to establishing and maintaining your weight loss goals. During your meeting and any follow-up meetings, pay attention to your interactions. Does the surgeon listen to you and understand your concerns?
Not all surgeons can offer the same resources. Resources include both the staff and facility where the surgery is performed as well as the surgeon’s office if it is separate from the surgical facility. During your meeting with your potential surgeon, ask about the surgical facility and the staff that will be present during and after your surgery. An experienced and knowledgeable support staff is important to patients maintaining long-lasting weight loss results.
While it is impossible to put a price on health, cost is an important consideration when selecting a bariatric surgeon. Prior to undergoing your surgery, you should have a clear understanding of the cost of surgery and follow up care.
Location matters when it comes to choosing a bariatric surgeon. While it may be possible to select a surgeon in a different city from where you live, you should consider the cost of traveling to that location and the logistics of your recovery.
The best way to find out if a bariatric surgeon is right for you is by scheduling a consultation. To discuss weight loss surgery options with Dr Kuzinkovas, please fill out the contact form or call us at Advanced Surgicare at 1300 551 533.