Choosing a Bariatric Surgeon

December 18, 2006 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery 

Barbara has decided to undergo Bariatric Bypass surgery and now she is in search of a surgeon to perform the procedure. Barbara lives in Canada and is looking for a weight loss surgeon in Vancover Canada, but she is also will to travel to the United States to find a weight loss surgeon. She has decide to look for a weight loss surgeon in Maine as that is fairly close to her home in Canada and there are not many surgeons who do weight loss surgery in Maine.

This is a common tell when you are looking for a great weight loss surgeon, but you can’t seem to find one in your immediate area and must travel to have your weight loss surgery.  Unfortunately there is not a lot of places on the internet that have a accurate list of surgeons. is one of those locations which list out quite a few weight loss doctors.

Choosing a weight loss surgeon is almost as stressful as More...actually having the weight loss surgery in the first place. There are a few things to look for in a weight loss doctor and many of these are the same as you would look for when choosing any doctor. You want to know that they care more than just about the 10,000 dollars they are going to receive as a result of your weight loss surgery.

Some things you can look far that sets surgeons apart is the program they have that goes along with the weight loss surgery. Ensure they have a nutritionist on staff you can ensure you do not suffer from a  vitamin b12 deficiency and malabsorption which can sometimes happen with some types of surgery. Ensure they have a counseling program for you and your loved ones to help adjust to the changes in your life style. Also make sure they have a complete program including your to orientation bariatric surgery. Orientation is a very important part of the process. You need to receive training not only on the risks of Bariatric Surgery, but also to the dietary and life choice changes that you will need to make in order to be successful post bariatric surgery and know how to take care of your self and do not encounter  vitamin b12 deficiency and malabsorption or other malabsorption deficiencies as a result of Bariatric Surgery.

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