What to Expect with Bariatric Surgery
Scheduling surgery and what to expect
Bariatric surgery is usually performed 12 weeks after the prospective patient attends a required information session with a bariatric surgeon. These sessions are held regularly and are designed to introduce the patient to the bariatric procedures as well as to the FirstHealth Bariatric Team.
Prospective patients are also required to be evaluated by
- A registered dietitian
- A FirstHealth mental health provider
- A bariatric surgeon
Information and referral
FREE weight-loss information sessions are held the first Thursday and the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Shadowlawn Room at Clara McLean House, 20 FirstVillage Drive, FirstVillage Campus, Pinehurst.
Please arrive 20 to 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the program so we can record your weight and calculate your Body Mass Index.