How to choose a weight loss surgeon

How to choose a weight loss surgeon

Making the decision to have bariatric surgery is one thing, choosing a surgeon and practice is a whole other task! It’s important to do your research – have a look at websites and speak to friends and family. Also try and connect with others who have had the surgery; you can do this through online forums. Your general practitioner may also be able to help you with a starting point.

You need to feel comfortable with your surgeon and the team, and that they’re going to help you achieve the best long-term results.

Questions to ask

The things you may want to ask your surgeon and their team include:

  • Where did you complete your medical and surgical training?
  • Are you involved in research and teaching?
  • Am I a good candidate for surgery?
  • What procedures do you offer?
  • How many times have you completed these surgeries?
  • What does the post-surgery support program include?
  • What are the risks?
  • Is the procedure reversible?

Find out more

Bariatric surgery is not just a quick fix. You’re going to need to be involved with your team for a long time after surgery is complete. To talk to one of our surgeons about your options, make an appointment or call us on (08) 8465 6300.