Scheduling Bariatric Surgery
For out-of-town patients considering bariatric surgery, we are often able to conduct nearly all consultations and exams from afar in conjunction with your primary care physician. Much of your care can be completed safely and conveniently via video and telephone conferencing.
Once you are a confirmed candidate for bariatric surgery, it is important to schedule your procedure for a time when you will be able to take an adequate amount of time away from your everyday routine, including any work commitments.
Traveling patients must account for travel time, in-person consultation time and post-surgery recuperation, as well as the actual surgical process. Discuss potential plans with your employer and family before confirming the date of your bariatric procedure. Please see our FAQ page for more information on how long you should expect to be off work. It is also important to coordinate dates with whoever will accompany you to your surgery and provide primary support as you recover.