Dr. Johnell describes the preoperative services provided to bariatric patients at the Banner Bariatric Center. Dr. Johnell is an advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgeon at the Banner North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado.
At the patient’s initial consultation I usually decide along with the patient what kind of tests and procedures we need to do to be able to give them an operation that’s as safe as possible.
That usually includes preoperative blood tests, lab tests and also includes a sleep test to rule out sleep apnea.
Depending upon their cardiac history we may get a cardiac clearance that could be done either by their doctor or by our cardiologists.
Additionally, we ask the patient to meet with our registered dietician for a preoperative nutritional evaluation.
And we also ask them to meet with our psychologist for a behavioral evaluation so that we can assure that they have as good and as high quality outcome as possible.
Additionally, we do require patients to attend a full day pre-op class that includes a lot of information about their operation and about what the patients are going to be experiencing preoperatively and in the hospital and then post operatively.
We give patients a large volume of text in the form of lose leaf that essentially becomes their bible for their bariatric surgical experience.
And everything that we teach them preoperatively and all the experiences that they have post operatively are going to be included in this book that we give them after their initial consultation.
About Dr. Michael W. Johnell, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. Johnell is an advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgeon, specializing in the Adjustable Gastric Band procedure. Bariatric surgery constitutes 98 percent of his practice. He has 22 years of general surgery experience, 17 years of advanced laparoscopic surgery experience, and 7 years of laparoscopic bariatric surgery experience.
Condition: Obesity Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: Adjustable Gastric Band, Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, REALIZE® Band, LAP-BAND®, Sleep Apnea, Bariatric Revision Surgery, Nutrition, BMI, Body Mass Index
Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Bariatric, North Colorado Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Bariatric Center
Location: Greenley, CO, Colorado, Cloverly, Alden, Johnstown, Hardman, Windsor, Auburn, La Salle, Gill Elm, 80631
Expert: Dr. Michael W. Johnell, Dr. Johnell, Michael Johnell, M.D., Bariatric Surgeon Michael W. Johnell, Doctor Johnell
Expertise: Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Band Procedure, Bariatric Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Weight Reduction Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery