Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital
& Research Center
Before surgery your surgeon requires to know your physiological status and asses your co morbid conditions. Hence you are required to do few investigations
Pre Operative Investigations :
BLOOD : Hemogram Blood sugar levels, both fasting and after lunch Blood urea levels & S. creatine Lipid profile Liver function tests Thyroid function tests
URINE : Routine and Microscopic Abdominal sonography, X ray chest ECG Pulmonary function tests Upper GI endoscopy
Visit to a Nutritionist :
Your nutritionist is one of the important part of your team who will be guiding you towards weight reduction. Preoperatively she will instruct about a suitable diet to reduce the size of your liver. She will also brief you about post operative diet modifications.
Visit to a Psychiatrist :
To make your life comfortable after surgery, psychiatrist also is a important part of the team. He will advise you about lie style modifications as well as behavioral modifications.
Visit to a Anaesthetist :
Obesity surgery is a major surgery. It requires general anaesthesia during the procedure. To make yourself safe for surgery, anaesthetist will evaluate before surgery with respect to general anaesthesia. During this visit anaesthetist will go through all your investigations allready done. He may advise you according to your physiological status.
Your insurance company may require certification before you are admitted to the hospital. It is also possible that your insurer may require notification within 24 hours after an emergency admission.
The insurance company may limit the number of days you can stay in the hospital depending on your illness and require that you pay a deductible and/or cover only a percentage of the cost of your hospital stay. If you are not sure about these requirements, we suggest you contact your employer or insurance carrier directly and inform your physician or contact at medi-claim department (Ext. 1010 / 1016).