When patients contemplate in having a weight loss procedure, we highly recommend in meeting with your surgeon. Here are some tips to help prepare you for your first visit.
- Do your research – Before you come for a consultation be sure to do your research on the clinic and the services they offer so you have an idea of what to expect. This way you can also ask any follow up questions.
- Make a list of your questions – Having a list will remind you of the important things that you would like to address. This way you leave the appointment well informed.
- Confirm and Remember – If you are unsure of what the doctor is explaining, be sure to ask them again or clarify in depth. Don’t be afraid. If it helps, take notes. One study showed that after the visit was over, on average, patients forgot more than 75% of what their doctor had said.
- Follow up – Have further questions for your surgeon, call the office. At SmartShape, you can also speak to our surgeon over the phone if you have any further concerns.
At SmartShape Weight Loss Centre, we strongly believe in meeting with your surgeon during your first consultation. We thrive in the belief that patient engagement is key to successful outcomes. We encourage our patients to ask questions discuss weight loss options and together with the surgeon patients can determine the solution right for them.
Our dedicated surgeons, program coordinators, registered dietitian and coaches are always available to assist you from the moment you call us.