In order to begin the process, each candidate must:
Call 401-793-3922 to request a bariatric surgery questionnaire
Fill out a detailed questionnaire and return it to the surgeon's office
Attend an informational seminar and a surgeon's consultation, which will be set up after the surgeon or nurse practitioner reviews the questionnaire that you have returned to the surgeon's office
Complete a 7-day dietary recall. We ask candidates to record the type and quantity of food they eat for 7 consecutive days, noting everything they eat and drink. It is important that they be accurate. We will have a rough idea of the accuracy based on the person's weight and the amount of calculated calories they need
Once an individual qualifies for a bariatric procedure, he or she must undergo extensive preoperative testing. Some of the testing may include:
Once all testing, follow up and preoperative requirements are complete, the patient can be scheduled for surgery.