Dr. John DeBarros explains how soon bariatric surgery can be performed after the initial consultation with a surgeon. Dr. DeBarros is devoted to a comprehensive surgical weight loss management program that emphasizes caring as part of the journey to restored health at Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Everybody that I know wants to have surgery yesterday and that is sort of a great expectation for women, however, and it’s for all patients as well, but especially a woman, we want to do things appropriately.
So essentially when you come to see us at a first visit, we do a very, very thorough history and physical examination, and for all patients are given a list of goals and objectives. Those lists of goals and objectives, some of them could be medical, some of them are dietary, some of them the psychologist will give you a list of goals, and all of these things have to be met prior to surgery.
Typically from the time we see a patient for the first visit, it is approximately four to six weeks before the patient is ready for surgery, and in some practices it’s a little faster than that. However, there are also in most cases, insurance issues to deal with, which takes approximately four weeks as well. The fastest that I have seen anybody go through any bariatric procedure is about two to three weeks, but typically it’s about four weeks after the initial visit.
About Dr. John J. DeBarros, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. John DeBarros is an experienced surgeon and board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of The American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons, The American College of Surgeons, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the Maricopa Medical Society.
Condition: Obesity Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: Bariatric Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Band Procedure, Comorbidities, Nutrition, BMI, Weight Loss, Body Mass Index, LAP-BAND®, Gastric Bypass Surgery
Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Bariatric, Banner Estrella Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Bariatric Center
Location: Phoenix, AZ, Arizona, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, 85037
Expert: Dr. John J. DeBarros, Dr. DeBarros, John J. DeBarros, M.D., Doctor DeBarros, Bariatric Surgery John DeBarros
Expertise: Weight Management, Restorative Health, Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Adjustable Gastric Band, Gastric Bypass Surgery