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 your Surgeon, Dietitian and the Support and Education Coordinator.
Call Mercy Bariatrics today on 08 9272 0420 or send an email.