Determine if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery.
A patient is a candidate for Surgery if they meet the criteria below:
- BMI ≥ 35 with 1 weight related medical condition
- BMI ≥ 40
If your BMI ranges from 30-35 we can discuss nutrition support and medications to consider, or other non surgical interventions such the gastric balloon.
Does insurance cover my procedure? First, contact your insurance provider, specifically asking if your plan has bariatric coverage. Second, call us to get your consultation set up with one of our physicians. For those not covered, or are uninsured, self-pay pricing and financing options are available.
For patients with insurance coverage: Most insurances require monthly visits with a physician or physician assistant extended for 3-6 months. Also, additional testing may be required to qualify a patient for surgery. All patients during this process are provided with nutritional counseling, exercise training, psychological evaluation, and additional indicated tests to ensure the patient can safely undergo surgery.
For self-pay patients, the process is similar, but condensed. The patient, once cleared for surgery, attends a one hour pre-operative class performed by our Registered Dietician to ensure all patients are well educated and to answer all questions associated with life after surgery.