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The Online Seminar is always open, call our office for a password or install the mobile app
Weight loss surgery is major surgery and it is a serious decision, which will affect the rest of your life. Occasionally complications can occur, especially in the unprepared patient. Our goal is to minimize the risks and complications because your safety comes first!
The goal of this surgery is to dramatically improve the quality of your life, bring many of your medical problems to resolution, improve your energy levels, allow you to live a longer, happier life.
The Commonwealth Weight Loss Center is proud to offer online information seminars that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home at a time that is convenient for you. In the presentation we'll review the current scientific theories of weight management and obesity. We'll provide a comprehensive overview of weight loss surgery and what to expect after surgery. The seminar is a tool that enables you to make an informed decision about your surgical intervention. Nobody forces you to have this surgery done.
When you make your appointment for the office consultation we mail
out a packet that contains the Initial Patient Assessment Questionnaire,
which you may also download from
here. This must be filled out as
detailed as possible for the first office visit. Please complete this
form at home, and do not leave this task for the waiting room time as it
may significantly delay you and others and may require the re-scheduling
of your appointment.
We review your medical history and weight history, discuss your personalized weight loss strategy. If, for some reason, you are not a candidate for surgery, you will be told right away.
To avoid any misunderstanding, prior to your visit read and understand the "certificate of coverage" that your insurance company is required by law to give you.
Before visiting the bariatric surgeon, organize your medical records, including your history of dieting efforts. Complete the forms we send out to you prior to your visit as detailed as possible. We must know about all your medications with dosages, all previous surgeries and medical conditions.
You may require preoperative vitamin D, iron, thiamine replacement.
The average timeframe for all this is tipically 3-6 months. If you are a smoker, you should be off cigarettes completely for 3 months before we can proceed with the operation with the understanding that you may not resume smoking after surgery, otherwise life-threatening complications may develop.
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