Pathway to Surgery
Once you decide to become a patient after attending the a seminar, you will have a consultation with one of our Surgeons;
- Titus D. Duncan, M.D., F.A.C.S
- Karleena Tuggle, M.D.
during which the doctor will evaluate your candidacy for surgical weight loss and determine which approach is most appropriate for you. You will also meet the other members of our team and receive additional educational information about the surgery or tailored weight loss program. Once the bariatric surgery consultation is complete, a medical examination process will follow. This will include a psychological evaluation, a number of pre-operative tests, and a request for medical clearance from your Primary Care Physician or from our Medical Weight Loss Specialist. Finally, a few days prior to your scheduled surgery, you will visit our office for your consent appointment. This is a meeting between you and a member of our team at which you can discuss any information and ask any questions that have not yet been addressed.
Because the health and success of our patients is our highest priority, we are committed to being with you every step of the way, providing support and information to ensure that your experience is a positive one. Therefore, unlike traditional weight loss programs that attempt to take a one-size-fits-all approach, we design each plan around the lifestyle and needs of each patient. As a result, our patients meet regularly with our providers after surgery for medical, nutritional, emotional and exercise support. It is our passion to educate our patients so they can learn to make wise choices in their lives when it comes to their own health and wellness.