Getting started on your weight loss journey.

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Routine Tests

These tests are needed both for the insurance approval process and to better prepare you for surgery. Tests will vary depending on the type of insurance and health condition of each patient. Your surgeon and insurance company will determine which you will need.

The tests may include but are not limited to:
  • Lab Work
  • Ultrasound of the Gallbladder
  • Nutrition Evaluation
  • Psychological Consult
  • Endoscopy
  • 3, 6 or 12-month diet and exercise program
  • Cardiology Consult
  • Anesthesia Consult
  • Vascular Consult
  • 5-year weight history
  • Pulmonary Consult
  • Any other tests deemed necessary by your surgeon

Some of our patients will need to be seen by the anesthesia department before their surgery. This will be done if you weigh more than 350 pounds or if your insurance company requires it. During this visit, an anesthesiologist will talk with you about the risks of being put to sleep during surgery.

Mary R.

Thanks for a great experience. Your staff was a pleasure to work with.

Mike W.

I liked not having to go to another place to have my blood work, EKG and Chest x-ray done prior to surgery.

William M.

I enjoyed attending your Bariatric Support Group on Wednesday night. I learned so much from the speaker, as well as from other patients that were in attendance. It is nice being able to have this extended support system.

Laura K.

I am so happy that your program added Facebook and a website. I have enjoyed getting new recipes and diet tips to assist in my weight loss journey.

William G

Just wanted to say Dr MacDonald is the greatest! I recently had gastric bypass surgery and I’m doing very good!

Linda B

I purchased the fruit drinks and protein bars from your Nutricenter and they are delicious! So happy I can use these to get my daily intake of protein after surgery.

Mary K

Dr McGuire was very informative during the bariatric seminar and I look forward to my surgery with him in the next few months.

Dawn B

Best surgical practice in town! I’m so glad my doctor referred me to see Dr McGuire he was so nice and informative in my preoperative appointment for bypass surgery. I can not wait until I have surgery and start seeing results!

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