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You should have at least one pre-surgery appointment with your surgeon. You'll discuss your concerns and ask questions. You and your surgeon will set a date for surgery. You'll also have any necessary medical tests to make sure that you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery. During this time, patients should continue to learn everything possible about their surgeries. Weight loss surgery seminars are good resources.

Patients may also meet with their dietitians for information on pre-surgery and post-surgery diet guidelines. You might get a psychological evaluation done with a mental health professional, such as a clinical psychologist, to ensure that you're mentally ready for the surgery and the hard work that lies ahead.