Health Education


This class is only for STV BHM Bariatric Surgery patients who have a scheduled surgery date.

The Pre-operative "boot camp" class session is a requirement for any patient scheduled to undergo weight loss surgery at St. Vincent's Birmingham, surgery will not be performed without completion of this class

Patient's should sign up to complete a class no more than 14 days prior to their scheduled surgery date. This class will provide education what to expect in the immediate pre-operative and post-operative period, pre-surgery preparation, and prevention of complications after surgery. 

Dr. DeWitt's office will be scheduling your PAT (Pre Admission Testing) appointment and your final pre-operative appointment with Dr. DeWitt the same day as this class, therefore it is very important to register for a class session as soon as you receive your surgery date. 


If your class required payment, a refund will be given if a cancellation request is received 2 business days (48 hours) prior to the start of the class/program. A full refund will be given for any class cancelled by the site.