Now Welcoming Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Laura July!
Now you’re ready for surgery!
Our Surgical Program Coordinators will submit your pre-surgical work-up to your insurance company for prior authorization. Upon insurance approval, you will be contacted to select your surgery date. We offer weight loss procedures at Wilshire Surgery Center.
While scheduling your surgery, you will also schedule two additional visits. These two visits will occur directly before and after your surgery. Your pre-surgical appointment will provide you with information, prescriptions and recommendations to help better prepare you for your upcoming procedure. Your post-op appointment with Dr. Emma Patterson will be your first progress check-up and will take place approximately 3-4 weeks after surgery.
Meanwhile, there are a few things you can get familiar with in the immediate days preceding your surgery.
The following is information before band, bypass and sleeve procedures. You can consider this your “surgery checklist”.
Following this, you’ll be scheduled for a follow-up visit three weeks from discharge. Call our office to schedule this if you don’t have an appointment.
Preparing or “prepping” the skin before surgery can reduce the risk of infection at the site of surgery. One step our center takes is choosing disposable cloths moistened with a rinse-free, 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) antiseptic solution. The steps below outline the prepping process and should be followed carefully before your surgery:
There is a long and comprehensive list of medicines which are permissible and forbidden on the day of your surgery.
You can read this list here.
If you have any questions, please contact our team immediately.
Following surgery, you’ll be put on a strict diet regiment. This is made to incorporate your dietary changes. You can read more about that in our Post-Surgery section.
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