The journey through weight loss surgery begins with research. It is incredibly important to read about the latest techniques and procedures in surgery for weight loss, investigate the records and quality score of potential surgeons and ask plenty of questions. For most surgery candidates, the first stop should be your primary care doctor's office.
American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Obesity at the Centers for Disease Control
The American Obesity Association
The Obesity Action Coalition
Official Blog of the Obesity Action Coalition
Talk to Your Doctor
Your knowledge can help you in your decision to proceed with surgery for weight loss. Aside from discussing your medical history and current physical condition with your primary care physician and surgeon, asking the right questions are an important way to help you learn more about your medical condition.
Here are some questions that can help you determine whether surgery is right for you:
How would I benefit from surgery for weight loss?
In my current health condition, what are the best options for me?
Am I a candidate for a particular surgical procedure?
What other health considerations should I have regarding surgery for weight loss?
What are the other steps I should take to prepare for the operation?
Attend an Informational Seminar
Learn more about gastric bypass, the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band or gastric sleeve surgery in a weight loss surgery information session with one of our board-certified and highly experienced surgeons.
Meet the weight loss surgeons and registered dietitian and find out more about the surgery, insurance coverage and Sentara Weight Loss Surgery Center. Plus, hear firsthand from surgery patients about their experiences.
See full list of dates and locations for our free information seminars.