Treatment Preparation

Before embarking on any weight loss and health improvement journey, you should be prepared both physically and emotionally/psychologically for the intervention and its outcomes. Detailed instructions will be given to you for the days before and during the intervention/therapy as well as during the subsequent consultations. This varies from medical, nutritional, physical and psychological advice and support.

The steps involved in pre-treatment preparations include:

  • Collection of your complete medical history and performing physical exams
  • Arranging other necessary investigations-on a case by case basis eg cardiac stress test; bone DEXA
  • Providing detailed information regarding the treatment (medication/procedure/operation)
  • Creating awareness of the risks involved and potential benefits associated with the proposed treatment
  • The University of New South Wales
  • Obesity Australia
  • ANZMOSS – Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society
  • Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Care Specialist
  • Strategic  Centre for Obesity Professional Education
  • World Obesity