What Kind of Testing Do You Need Before Bariatric Surgery?

As with any kind of surgery, before performing a bariatric procedure, your surgeon will take steps to ensure that the procedure is safe for you. Watch this video to learn more about the tests you may need before you have bariatric surgery in Houston.

Before a bariatric procedure, your surgeon may recommend that you have blood tests done to determine if you have any conditions that could interfere with your recovery. Your doctor may also order specialized tests on a case-by-case basis, depending on your current health. These tests not only help determine if surgery is safe for you but also will help your surgeon choose a procedure, such as sleeve surgery or gastric bypass, that is most likely to meet your needs.

Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles and videos. Every patient has individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be aware of.

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