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One of the first things you can do to learn more about surgical weight loss is attend an information seminar given by a weight loss surgeon. Call 1-800-SENTARA or register online to get started.

Do Research
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.

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?






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