Getting Started With Bariatric Surgery
Make sure you check that your Health fund covers Bariatric surgery ( Sleeve item no.31575) and bring your Medicare or DVA card in with you too.
After the initial consultation and discussion of surgical options your surgeon will usually recommend a period of reflection before booking you for the assessment phase. We aim to see people at least three times before their surgery.
This will include:
- Team assessment Day with Dietician , exercise physiologist and bariatric assessor
- Pre-op consenting visit with your surgeon a few days before your scheduled surgery
- Post-op follow up. Usually 10 days after surgery with Dietician, support group leader and your surgeon
Call Mercy Bariatrics today on 08 9272 0420 or send an email.
People considering bariatric surgery are also welcome to attend our once a month support group.