My procedure will be the Sleeve Gastrectomy, done by Dr.Patrick M. Chiasson through the Southern Arizona Center for minimally Invasive Surgery. I have been waiting over a decade for this, and most recently about 9 months since attending the free seminar to surgery date.
Before getting a surgery date I had a checklist to complete:
- Attend Bariatric Seminar
- Get PCP referral
- 6 months PCP supervised diet history
- Psychological Assesment
- Nutritional counseling
I am not nervous... yet. I don't know if I will be as the date approaches or not, but I do know I am ready!