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    What tests do I need before seeing a bariatric surgeon?

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  • Dr Carla Gillespie

    Bariatric (Obesity) Surgeon, General Surgeon, Upper GI Surgeon (Abdominal)

    Dr Gillespie is an Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric surgeon based out of the Northern Beaches Hospital. Dr Gillespie studied Medicine at Newcastle University and completed … View Profile

    We don’t require any tests before your initial appointment. All patients will have a nutritional blood panel performed after your consultation. This will be reviewed by your surgeon and dietitian prior to your operation. Other tests may also be ordered depending on your history. This could include an abdominal ultrasound, barium swallow or gastroscopy. All of these will be organised by your surgeon and discussed at your initial appointment.

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