What to Expect at Your First Medical Weight-Loss Appointment

Embarking on a journey towards a healthier weight can be both exciting and nerve-wracking, especially when attending your first medical weight-loss appointment. This crucial step signifies your commitment to achieving lasting results under the guidance of healthcare professionals. While weight-loss drugs and injectables can be an effective short-term strategy, the long-term success and safety are still being researched and is unknown. To help ease any apprehensions, let's explore what you can expect during your inaugural visit with New York Bariatric Group.

Taking the First Step

The initial visit is an opportunity for the medical team to gain comprehensive insights into your health history. On your first visit, you’ll meet with a surgeon. Be prepared to discuss your:

  • Medical history
  • Previous weight-loss attempts
  • Eating patterns
  • Current lifestyle

This information is crucial for formulating a personalized weight-loss plan tailored to your unique needs. 

A metabolic study will be done to see if you have a slow, normal, or fast metabolism. The surgeon you meet with will then give you an overview of the program and a “Welcome Folder” with a bloodwork script. Vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate, and body mass index (BMI) may be measured to assess your current health status. These baseline measurements provide a starting point for tracking your progress throughout the weight-loss journey.

Laboratory tests may be ordered to assess your blood sugar levels, cholesterol, and other relevant markers. These tests help identify any underlying medical conditions that could impact your weight loss progress. Understanding these factors is crucial for designing a safe and effective weight-loss plan.

Expect discussions about goal-setting during your first appointment. Your medical team will work with you to establish realistic and achievable weight loss goals, taking into account both short-term milestones and long-term objectives. This collaborative goal-setting process ensures that your weight-loss plan aligns with your aspirations and is manageable within your daily routine.

New York Bariatric Group: Weight Loss Leader 

NYBG is the leader in comprehensive weight-loss solutions. We are a one-stop shop, offering long-term weight-loss surgery as well as medically-supervised weight loss such as medications and injectables. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to losing weight. At NYBG, we work with you to customize a weight-loss program that will work best for you.

Weight-loss drugs and injectables have been shown to be an effective short-term strategy, but the long-term effects and safety is still unknown. With our Medical Weight Loss Program the ongoing supervision allows doctors to make necessary adjustments to a patient’s treatment plan based on their progress and changes to their health.

Weight-loss surgery is the only proven long-term weight-loss solution. With decades of research, patients have seen sustainable weight loss. We offer multiple weight-loss surgery procedures and our doctors will work with you to find the right option. 

Our practice is the best around: 

  • Over 30 surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, plastic surgery, veins, and medical weight loss.
  • 42,000 successful procedures performed with more every day
  • The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
  • Access to online seminars, support groups, cooking demos, and Q-and-A sessions
  • 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and
    showcasing previous patients
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
  • Offering in-person and virtual consultations
  • Since 2000, we boast over 23 years of success!

All of our hospitals are Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited facilities, which is a prestigious designation bestowed upon only the top-quality bariatric programs.

Stop waiting; start achieving better health today. Together, we’ve got this!

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What to Expect at Your First Medical Weight-Loss Appointment


Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that