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Care and Treatment of Bariatric and Metabolic Disorders

Bariatric Surgery Linked with Increased Taste Sensitivity

Obese people have less sensitive taste buds than normal-weight people, but bariatric surgery may increase their taste sensitivity in addition to helping them shed pounds, finds new research from Stanford University School of Medicine.

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For Patients

A referral from your primary care doctor is required.

PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

Bariatric surgery requirements include:

  • Proof of six months supervised attempts at weight loss with documented weights
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Upper endoscopy
  • Meet with a nutritionist before and after surgery
  • Diagnostic tests completed within six months prior to surgery

Bring or mail ahead of time the results of your diagnostic tests, your completed Patient Questionnaire and Food Diary. You can also receive a copies of forms from our New Patient Coordinator at 650-736-7102.

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordhealthcare.org

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