Chest X-Ray

A chest X-ray provides a black and white picture of your lungs, ribs, heart, and diaphragm muscles. This type of pre-operative imaging test is typically performed two to three weeks before surgery and will alert your bariatric surgeon to any heart or lung issues that could cause complications in the operating room.

In most cases, chest X-rays are conducted with the patient standing. A radiologic technician or technologist will help position you against the film, which looks like a large board, so that the clearest picture may be obtained. You will be asked to take in a deep breath just before each picture is taken. The technologist will leave the room or stand behind a screen while your X-ray picture is taken. The results will be ready in a few days.

If any risk factors or underlying conditions are detected, your surgeon will address these issues before performing your bariatric procedure.

For more information about our bariatric services or to schedule an appointment at one of our South Jersey facilities, call 1-800-INSPIRA.

Why Choose Inspira?

Pre-operative Testing and Imaging

Our state-of-the-art imaging technology helps your bariatric care team diagnose and treat underlying issues that can put your health at risk. Chest x-rays and other imaging tests are conducted to detect risk and uncover hidden heart or lung conditions. These tests also satisfy various prerequisites required by insurance carriers.

Patient Education and Emotional Support

By using a range of educational tools and support systems, Inspira’s bariatric team keeps patients informed about what they can expect before and after surgery. Undergoing weight loss surgery is the first of many steps you will take on your journey to wellness, and it’s one that can be both physically and emotionally draining. Whether you have questions about your procedure or are having trouble coping after surgery, our dedicated team of caregivers is here to inform, guide and support.