1-Blood test: complete blood count, coagulation, sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphate, magnesium, urea, creatinine, estimated glomerular filtration rate (MDRD), glucose, HbA1c, total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, uric acid, AST , ALT, FA, GGT, total bilirubin, albumin, ferritin, iron, transferrin saturation index, folic acid, vitamin B12, calcidiol, TSH. 24-hour urine test: cortisol-free. Albumin/creatinine.
To save time, we recommend carrying out these exams at home. Usually results take 5 to 6 days. That’s why it’s better to do them before, so as not to delay your stay in Barcelona. But if you prefer, they can be made with us.
2-A consultation with specialist in digestive system to exclude digestive pathologies, request a study with digestive endoscopy, H. Pylori test, and answer all your questions regarding the surgical procedure.
The consultation will also allow us to know your clinical history: age, degree of obesity, associated metabolic diseases, absence or presence of other serious diseases.
A digestive endoscopy will be scheduled.
3-A consultation with specialist in psychiatry to exclude psychiatric illnesses, eating disorders or drug addiction, which limit or hinder the proper monitoring and effectiveness of the treatment. The specialist must know the patient’s expectations; he must explain the risks of the intervention and the postoperative follow-up. If the patient does not have a report from his/her psychiatrist, the consultation can be done on site (price of the consultation and report: 200 euros – included in the quote).
If all the results are correct, we will schedule the visit with the anesthesiologist and the date of the intervention. (The chest EKG and X-ray can be done here in Barcelona at the clinic, on the same day)