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EKG, some test for tobacco, blood work and general health questions. That's what mine consisted of at least.

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I had several pre-op appointments (of different kinds.) It will vary from plan to plan and person to person though, keep in mind.

If I recall correctly, my first appointment was with a gastro specialist who generally just discussed the different surgeries and what each one entails. They told me the basics of each surgery, but didn't go into heavy details. It was there that I was first told how much weight I was supposed to lose. I also spoke with several nutritionists in between who told me a little more about the surgeries and helped me to understand what the pre-op diet would be like.

My second pre-op appointment was with the surgeon herself, and she also did my gastroscopy so that she could examine my stomach and make sure it was a-okay for surgery. She answered any questions I had at the time, and we discussed possible complications a bit, but in general I didn't honestly get a lot of information at the time.

I had my last pre-op appointment just a couple days ago with the anaesthesiologist, and she weighed me, checked the size of my neck, and discussed the details of the procedure (how long it would last, basically, and the direct details regarding the surgery itself.) I came prepared this time with a whole slew of questions, but I sadly wasn't able to get them all answered. She provided me with a drink that I'm supposed to take a few hours before the surgery as well.

(In between these appointments, I had a lot of different tests conducted. Bloodworks three different times, testing for diabetes, the gastroscopy, and also an EKG. I also had to see a psychologist as well.)

I should note that I feel like I wasn't given as much information on the surgery as many people have been provided with their plans. I was not told about a lot of the different complications that can happen (such as possible Hair loss, for example) or even what my meals would be like post-surgery, and only learned after I did a lot of my own research. I would highly suggest you do the same, just in case the same happens with you! Good luck with whatever decision you ultimately make though! :)

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From what I can tell, it varies from doctor to doctor. I just met with my surgeon for the first pre-op visit on 1-8-19. We just talked about pretty much everything relating to my weight. How long i've been overweight, all the things I've tried to do help lose weight etc. What my "vices" were, what I expect from the surgery.. etc. then we discussed my insurance and coverage. Then I spoke with their insurance person and she sent over my information for the 3 appointments I need to do. Psychologist appointment, 1 nutrition class and an Upper GI x-ray which I had completed on Friday. I have my nutrition class tomorrow and I am still waiting to be scheduled with the psychologist. Best of luck to you!!

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