What steps need to be taken with my primary physician if I am considering the Lap band?

I am 25, I weigh in at 360lbs and I'm short. My BMI exceeds 40 indicating that I am a good candidate for the surgery. Furthermore, Diabetes and High blood pressure are present in both sides of family. Are there any initial steps I need to take with my primary Doctor before moving forward?? Any documentation that may be needed? Referral?

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