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What are the routine tests performed before bariatric surgery?

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In brief: Depends

Blood work. Some like to check for stones in the gallbladder - some like cardiac work up if indicated.

In brief: Depends

Blood work. Some like to check for stones in the gallbladder - some like cardiac work up if indicated.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. David Buchin
Bariatrics
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In brief: Preop Tests

There are many tests that we do prior to surgery to make sure that the operation goes well and the patient is successful with weight loss.
In my practice, we have everyone see a nutritionist and a psychologist.Everyone also gets an upper endoscopy to look at the stomach.We also have the patients do an extensive cardiac workup and pulmonary workup to make sure that their heart and lungs are ready.

In brief: Preop Tests

There are many tests that we do prior to surgery to make sure that the operation goes well and the patient is successful with weight loss.
In my practice, we have everyone see a nutritionist and a psychologist.Everyone also gets an upper endoscopy to look at the stomach.We also have the patients do an extensive cardiac workup and pulmonary workup to make sure that their heart and lungs are ready.
Dr. David Buchin
Dr. David Buchin
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Many possibilities

Prior to any surgery, a surgeon will want to know that you are healthy enough to undergo surgery.
Test that can be done include a CBC (checking for anemia, infection and platelets), cmp (checking liver, kidney, electrolytes, and blood sugar/diabetes), a pt/ptt (for bleeding/clotting issues), hepatitis a, b, and c, and possibly an HIV test. Discuss these with your family doctor and surgeon.

In brief: Many possibilities

Prior to any surgery, a surgeon will want to know that you are healthy enough to undergo surgery.
Test that can be done include a CBC (checking for anemia, infection and platelets), cmp (checking liver, kidney, electrolytes, and blood sugar/diabetes), a pt/ptt (for bleeding/clotting issues), hepatitis a, b, and c, and possibly an HIV test. Discuss these with your family doctor and surgeon.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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