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Steps Before Bariatric Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord/Manchester

To enroll in the program, all patients must attend a Bariatric Surgery Introductory Meeting. This group meets monthly at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester. Call (603) 695-2870 to pre-register.

  • Meet with our obesity medicine specialist for a history and physical, discussion on your unique reason you have weight issues, and treatment plan. Lab work and additional tests may be ordered.
  • Attend a minimum of two Bariatric Surgery Informational Meetings. At each meeting, a bariatric team representative will talk about the surgery options and give you information on what your life will look like before and after bariatric surgery.
  • There are different rotating topics each month during our informational meetings (subject to change without notice). See topics below:
    Date Topic
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Exercise, with Courtney Hathway, Welliot
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Weight and Wellness, with Sarah Finn, MD
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Psychology - topic to be determined
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 The Hospital Experience - meet the Elliot Hospital staff
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Nutrition, with Liz Boucher, RD
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Psychology - topic to be determined
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 The Hospital Experience - meet the Elliot Hospital staff
    Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Exercise, with Courtney Hathway, Welliot
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Nutrition, with Liz Boucher, RD
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 The Hospital Experience - meet the Elliot Hospital staff
    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Weight and Wellness, with Sarah Finn, MD
    Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Nutrition, with Liz Boucher, RD
  • Meet with a psychologist to determine emotional stability and suitability for weight loss surgery.
  • There is a mandatory 10-pound weight loss requirement that is endorsed by our graduates as a valuable tool in starting the process of examining your current diet and beginning to make changes toward a more healthy diet in the future.
  • Smoking cessation at least 6 weeks prior to surgery is mandatory.
  • Patients must be willing to maintain a therapeutic relationship and participate in regular follow up care with the Bariatric Surgery Program team, and take the recommended vitamin and mineral supplements after surgery.
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