What is pre-admissions testing?
Pre-admissions testing takes place during an appointment with your weight loss care team members. They will assist you with final preparations for surgery and discuss the risks and benefits.
When does this take place?
This meeting occurs one to two weeks before your surgery.
Who will I meet with?
In addition to your surgeon, you will meet with a nurse practitioner, who will review your:
- past medical and surgical history
- lab work/tests performed during the weight loss surgery screening process
You will also meet with an anesthesiologist to discuss general anesthesia, which is given to all weight loss surgery patients at Middlesex Health. The anesthesiologist makes the final decision to clear you for surgery.
How long will the appointment take?
This meeting will take approximately two to three hours, and some follow-up tests may be required by the anesthesiologist.