The pre-op diet and exercise phase of the program is a critical component.
Missed appointments, cancellations or no-shows will delay your process through the program, and delay surgery.
Average time: Appointments are on Tuesday afternoons or Thursday mornings. Patients are expected to return every four to six weeks for three to six months until a surgery decision is made.
The following criteria must be met at these visits:
- The patient and caregiver must come to each visit as planned.
- You must complete any additional testing based on health needs.
- You must demonstrate that you can use weight management tools to achieve short-term weight loss.
Additional information: The purpose of treatment plans is for patient and family members to learn about calories and eating habits and to receive a personalized diet and exercise plan. The patient is responsible for monitoring daily intake. This is also an opportunity for our team to teach a large amount of information over several appointments. Patients who can achieve preoperative weight loss are healthier at the time of surgery.