Candidates for weight loss surgery at Obesity Solutions must meet the following criteria before a surgery date can be set:
18.5 or less
Normal weight =
18.5 – 24.9
25 – 29.9
Obese (class I) =
30 – 34.9
Obese (class II) =
35 – 39.9
Obese (class III) =
40 or more
No prior gastric bypass weight loss surgery. Patients who have had previous weight loss surgery must contact the clinical coordinator and may be accepted for revisional surgery on a case-by-case basis
No current evidence of alcohol or drug abuse or active eating disorder.
No recent history of steroid therapy (such as prednisone) or have Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, or other collagen vascular disease.
Complete a thorough physical exam with their primary care physician and gained their support for the surgery.
Undergo a psychological evaluation with our approved psychologist, which includes an individual consultation with a psychotherapist and certain psychological tests. All potential weight loss surgery candidates must comply with any further treatment deemed necessary by the therapist.
Complete our application package and provided any additional needed paperwork.
Understand that additional pre- or post-operative tests may be requested to insure optimal outcome, such as a sleep study.
Meet with the dietician to discuss post-operative diet.
Have a stable family structure or support system in place with written documentation of that support.
Pass a written exam using the educational materials provided.
Write a letter of understanding to show your knowledge of the possible risks and benefits of weight loss surgery, as well as understanding of the life-long dietary changes and lifestyle changes necessary to achieve long-term success.
Sign a written commitment to maintain long-term follow-up after weight loss surgery.
The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., incorporated in 1995, is a fully-integrated multi-specialty medical group owned and managed by physicians. The group has grown to over 750 employees including 200 physicians and advanced practice providers. We treat patients in the following specialties: internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, adult and pediatric inpatient medicine, general surgery, oncology, hematology, physiatry, orthopaedics, sports medicine, neonatology, perinatology, allergy and immunology, neurology, neurosurgery, vascular surgery, colorectal surgery, bariatric surgery and medical weight loss. The Longstreet Clinic is repeatedly ranked by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the largest physician group practices in Georgia, and one of the largest independent group practices. With its main campus located in Gainesville, TLC providers also see patients at offices in Baldwin, Buford, Braselton, Cleveland, Dahlonega, Demorest, Oakwood, and Toccoa. The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. Doctors you know. Care you trust. Internet
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