Informational Seminars

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Napa, Sonoma, Marin and the Bay Area

Deciding to pursue weight loss surgery is a serious and important decision. Patients often need the support of other partners and family members. Indeed, the ability of other family members to support you on your journey may also be dependent on their understanding of your choice. We invite all patients and their families to our monthly informational seminar to learn about the process of qualifying for, and undergoing, weight loss surgery. These seminars offer prospective patients and their families the opportunity to meet with one of our weight loss Surgeons, Dr. Perryman, and our dedicated staff. Come and ask all of the questions you’ve always wanted to ask and explore the subject of weight loss surgery with a qualified expert.

We invite you to enjoy our video presentation of our information seminar. On completion, please feel free to test your knowledge by filling out and submitting the attached questionnaires.

Which of the following conditions is NOT associated with obesity?

A - DiabetesB - HypertensionC - Obstructive sleep apneaD - SchizophreniaE - Arthritis

Which of the following treatment modalities are included in the Whole Health Paradigm?

A - DietB - ExerciseC - MindfulnessD - Weight Loss SurgeryE - Group SupportF - All of the above

Which of the following patients qualifies for surgery?

A - 55-year-old man with a BMI of 34 with severe arthritis and uncontrolled hypertensionB - 28-year-old woman with a BMI of 36 and no medical problemsC - 45-year-old woman with a BMI of 51D - 41-year-old man with a BMI of 39 and diabetesE - C and D

True or False. The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy is a purely restrictive procedure.

A - TrueB - False

Potential short and long-term complications of the vertical sleeve gastrectomy include:

A - GERDB - Dumping syndromeC - StrictureD - Staple line leakE - A and BF - A, C and DG - A, B and D

What is dumping syndrome?

A - The symptoms experienced by Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients after eating concentrated sweets (sweating, palpitations, bloating, urgent diarrhea)B - The sudden drop in weight experienced by Bariatric Patients in the first 6 months after surgeryC - The symptoms experienced by Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy patients after eating concentrated sweets (sweating, palpitations, bloating, urgent diarrhea)D - The fatigue experienced by Bariatric Patients 1 week after surgery

Short and long term complications of the roux-en-y gastric bypass include:

A - UlcersB - Dumping SyndromeC - Micronutrient (Iron, Calcium) DeficienciesD - Decreased Ghrelin (Hunger Hormone)GERDAll of the aboveA, B and C

Which of the following is not likely to occur after Bariatric Surgery?

A - Resolution of diabetesB - Increased arthritis painC - Resolution of obstructive sleep apneaD - Improved blood pressure controlE - Improved cholesterol/triglyceride control

True or False. Awareness of mindfulness is the same as the practice of mindfulness.

A - TrueB - False

The preoperative workup for Bariatric Surgery includes:

A - EGD, CXR, Bariatric Lab SetB - Cardiology evaluation with EKG +/- Stress TestC - Dietitian evaluation/educationD - Psychological evaluationE - Informational seminarF - All of the aboveG - A, B, C and D

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