During your appointment, our bariatric surgeon will review your health history. Together, you will decide which procedure is right for you. You will be able to ask questions at this appointment.
Most insurance carriers will require you to participate in a medically managed weight loss program. The length of this program will vary depending upon individual insurances. The goal is to prepare you for the lifestyle changes that will help you to be successful after surgery. It will also help you lose weight prior to surgery. Patients who lose at least 10% of their body weight before surgery have less anesthesia and surgical risk.
You will also meet with our dietitian and psychologist to make sure that this is the right decision for you. It is important you fully understand the lifestyle changes needed for success. Surgery is only a tool. Your ultimate success depends on strictly following the recommended dietary, exercise and lifestyle changes.
After you are given clearance from the insurance company and the clinical team, we will schedule the surgery. The process can vary depending on the policies of your insurance carrier and your clinical own condition.