Getting Started with Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery is a life changing event and you must be thoroughly aware of the changes that you will have to make once the surgery is performed. For this reason, there are a series of steps that must be completed before you can be considered for bariatric surgery. Remember, our office staff are here to help and support you every step of the way
If you have a question, don’t hesitate to ask.

Beginning your weight loss journey:

  1. Attend an Information Seminar
  2. Obtain any referrals by contacting your insurance company before scheduling any appointments
  3. Schedule your initial office visit with our bariatric surgeon to confirm candidacy for surgery
  4. Meet with patient advocate to review insurance and program requirements
  5. Your insurance may require dietary office visits
  6. Attend a pre-operative surgical visit with your bariatric surgeon
  7. Attend a pre-assessment visit at the hospital to complete required laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures
  8. Attend at least one support group session before surgery