Bariatric Pre-Surgery Planning

Planning for Your Bariatric Surgery

Our team of experts at Northside Hospital are glad you’re considering bariatric surgery. There are several steps you need to complete to ensure you have the most successful surgery possible. We do this to make sure you thoroughly understand how this surgery will impact your life, health and future.

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Seminar 

Because we want to see you live a longer, healthier life, we want to meet you, talk to you and answer any questions you might have about bariatric surgery. This is why we ask each potential patient to watch our online seminar.

Once you’ve watched the seminar video, we will contact you to answer any questions you might have and schedule a consultation with a surgeon that has an office convenient to you. 

You can get started on your journey to a healthier you, by watching the seminar video below. 


Having bariatric surgery means making a dedication to changing your life and your diet. Again, your surgeon wants to get to know you so they can discuss realistic goals and walk you through every step of the process for the best possible outcome.

You will work with several medical professionals through referral of your physician and undergo several evaluations, including:

  • A surgical consultation
  • Psychological evaluation
  • F.I.T. consultation (fitness evaluation)
  • A nutrition education session
  • At least one support group meeting

Medical Clearances

As with any surgery, patient safety is our top priority. We may ask you to obtain medical clearances per your surgeon’s instructions. Clearances may include:

  • Cardiac consultation
  • Gastroenterology consultation
  • Internal medicine consultation
  • Pulmonary consultation
  • Sleep study

Bariatric Pre-Surgical Workshop 

Finally, depending on what hospital campus you have your surgery, you will be required to attend a pre-surgical workshop to answer any last-minute questions you might have. We will also discuss your recovery time, follow-ups and everything else you can expect post-surgery.

For more Information or Questions

We are excited to help you start your weight loss journey to healthier living. To start the conversation, please give us a call at one of the following locations: