Bariatric Surgeon First Consultation

I’m looking forward to having Dr. Bridge as my surgeon.  I feel comfortable talking with him and trust  him with my life.

I’m thrilled that my insurance doesn’t require the 6 month wait. I want to get started on the extreme permanent changes.

My doctor basically asked me if I had any questions for him, but at  the moment, all I was interested in was my insurance requirements.

I showed him my driver’s license picture, when I was 350 pounds, so it’s obvious that I can lose weight and I know how to restrict.  I explained it’s my consistency that I have trouble with.

I told him I had my required consult appointments all scheduled.  He tested me, naming them off and having me respond with the respective dates.

He said that he’d see me in a month.  He didn’t put me to the task of losing any more weight, I hope he’s not expecting much from me, I really want to say farewell to a few of the foods that got me this far.

Then he sent me for the following lab work:

  • CBC
  • Comprehensive metabolic panel
  • Ferritin
  • Folate
  • Hemoglobin A1c
  • Iron
  • Lipid panel
  • Selenium serum
  • Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
  • TSH
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1, Plasma
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D 25 hydroxy
  • Zinc


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