How do you know if you have found the right surgeon/team?

on 5/27/21 8:01 am

I have recently consulted with two different surgeons in hopes to have weight loss surgery. I am torn between the two surgeons and centers. I have a third consult scheduled now. How did you know if your surgeon and his or her team was right for you?

on 5/27/21 3:17 pm
VSG on 08/17/20

Credentials, recommendations, mortalities, and personal preference. I liked that my surgeon wanted to see me following surgery plus every year thereafter, we set goals, and she provided a binder of all my before and after care needs, phone numbers etc.

Citizen Kim
on 5/28/21 5:47 am - Castle Rock, CO

Getting on with "the team" is more important than getting on with the surgeon as you'll likely never see him after surgery, unless you have complications that require surgical intervention.

Trust your instincts.

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

on 5/29/21 10:49 am

For me the only thing that matters is the surgeon performs like a rock star the day of surgery. No one else matters.

I was 100% sure with my surgeon.

on 6/3/21 10:11 am

I just instantly knew that I would be in good hands when I meant my surgeon and his team. I had done my research beforehand and once I met them all I felt good about my choices.