Here is the list of questions I had for my surgeon. Most of it he covered without me having to ask.
1. How many Gastric Sleeves have you done?
2. What's the complication rate and what were the complications??
3. What are the Pre op referrals etc?
Blood & Urine tests, ECG, chest x-ray, Dietician, Hospital Admin Nurse, Sleep studies, Anaesthetist, psychologist.
4. Do I have to go on an Optifast regime pre-op and for how long?
5. How much weight can I expect to lose? What’s the percentage that keep it off?
6. How much is this going to cost me?
7. What hospital will I have to go to?
8. How long does the operation take and how long will I have to stay in hospital? How long do I have to stay near the hospital post op.
9. Do you do a leak test?
10. What is the post-op regime?? How can I get post op follow up??
11. How long will I need to be off work?
12. Will I have a drain?
13. Will I have to take vitamins supplements?
14. What will I be able to and not be able to eat?? Will I be able to eat normally but smaller amounts?
15. How long does it take for the stomach to recover, repair and completely heal?
16. What tube size French Bougie do you usually use.