Following are frequently asked questions and answers that we receive about diet, exercise, surgery and post-surgery. Please contact our office at (386) 231-3530 if you need any additional information.
Q: Will I have to go on a diet before I have surgery?
Q: I am unable to walk, what should I do for exercise?
Q: What is obesity?
Q: What are obesity related (comorbid) medical conditions?
Q: Am I a surgical candidate?
Q: Is surgery right for everyone?
Q: What are options for patients who are not surgical candidates?
Q: Does my insurance cover weight loss treatment and surgery?
Q: If my insurance company will not pay for the surgery, are payment plans available?
Q: Is there anything I can do before my first appointment that can help the process of getting ready for surgery?
Q: What different kinds of bariatric and metabolic procedures do we offer?
Q: Are there common tests and evaluations that I need before surgery?
Q: Why do I need a psychological evaluation?
Q: How long should I expect to stay in the hospital after my procedure?
Q: Should I expect a drain?
Q: How do I minimize my chance of a blood clot after surgery?
Q: How long after surgery am I able to drive?
Q: How will I be taking medications after surgery?
Q: Are there specific vitamins that I need and how long will I be taking them?
Q: I read that I will lose hair after surgery. Is this true and how much should I expect to lose?
Q: What is dumping syndrome?
Q: Will I need to worry about lactose intolerance after surgery?