Your first bariatric surgery appointment is a crucial step in your journey towards a healthier, happier life. It is important to be well-informed and prepared for this experience that can launch the next chapter of your life. Your first appointment with a bariatric surgeon is the starting point to build a partnership with your healthcare team.
To ensure you make the most of this appointment, here are three essential questions you should ask.
1. Am I a Suitable Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and it's essential to determine the right option for you. Factors like your current weight, BMI (Body Mass Index), medical history, and lifestyle will be assessed to determine your eligibility.
Understanding your candidacy helps manage expectations and provides clarity on the potential benefits. If you are not an ideal candidate, your surgeon can discuss alternative weight loss methods like a doctor-supervised medical weight-loss program.
2. What Bariatric Surgery Options Are Available to Me?
There are various types of bariatric surgeries, each with its own set of benefits. At Roller Weight Loss, we are nationwide leaders in the Modified Duodenal Switch, but we also offer the following surgeries:
Your surgeon will recommend the most suitable option based on your individual circumstances. However, it's essential to understand the available choices. Discussing these options with your surgeon will help you make an informed decision about which procedure aligns best with your goals and health needs.
3. How many weight-loss procedures have you performed?
Experience is important, and critical that your surgeon has the confidence and skill that only an extensive number of surgical cases can provide, giving you the comfort that you need to meet your goal. Surgeons who have performed a large number of bariatric surgeries are more likely to be familiar with the latest techniques and innovations, leading to better results and shorter recovery time. An experienced surgeon is more likely to have a larger number of satisfied patients who can provide testimonials and share their positive experiences. This can be a valuable source of information when choosing a surgeon.
The Roller Weight Loss team is led by Dr. Josh Roller who has performed more than 9,000 surgeries for patients from 47 out of 50 states.
Remember that building a strong partnership with your healthcare team and being well-informed are key factors in your success. Embrace this opportunity to take control of your health and embark on a journey of transformation.
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The Roller Weight Loss Difference
Roller Weight Loss and Advanced Surgery is proud to be the most advanced and experienced bariatric surgical group in the region. Roller Weight Loss and Advanced Surgery specializes in the Modified Duodenal Switch (ModDS), a less invasive version of the traditional duodenal switch (DS). It’s considered the most effective surgery against diabetes.
We have performed individualized weight loss surgeries for patients from 47 out of 50 states, with patients traveling from all over the United States to change their lives for the better.
We look forward to helping you on your weight loss journey!