Step 2: Visit a GP with an interest in bariatrics
AMOS is home to the fantastic team of GPs from Re:You Health, lead by Dr Teresa Girolamo and Dr Zanna Murfitt.
Our GPs specialise in weight loss management and are here to support you throughout your weight loss journey. At your first appointment they will:
- assess and document your medical history
- discuss surgical and non-surgical weight loss options available to you
- provide referrals for blood tests and specialist appointments if required (eg Sleep test, Cardiologist, Respiratory function).
If you decide to take the next step, appointments will be made for you with the allied health team consisting of a dietitian, exercise physiologist and psychologist.
You will meet with the GP again to review your personal progress, blood results and specialist opinions before seeing the surgeon, if this is the path you choose to take, and will be there to assist the surgeons during your procedure.
Our long term follow up is a major part of why our patients achieve sustained weight loss. Our GPs will see you regularly after any intervention to assist and support you in your journey to a much healthier and happier life. Without this long term support and monitoring, patients who undergo bariatric surgery do not do as well as expected. Unlike other operations, bariatric surgery is the beginning of the journey to improved health, not a curative procedure.