Qualifying for Bariatric Surgery

Qualifying for Bariatric Surgery Main Content

Jacksonville couple that had bariatric surgery happily walking in a park holding hands.

Am I a good candidate for weight loss surgery?

To qualify for bariatric surgery, you'll need to meet the following:

✔️ You've attempted weight loss with behavior modification or medical treatment

✔️ You are committed to long-term lifestyle change

✔️ Your have a BMI (Body Mass Index) over 40  or  BMI over 35 with weight-related medical issues. Calculate your BMI below:

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Think you qualify, what's next?

  • 1. Let's Talk

    Contact us to get started. Improve your health and change your life: You can do this!

    Call us 904.202.7546 (202.SLIM)

    Request a call

  • 2. Verify Insurance Coverage

    It’s important that you understand all the considerations in working with your insurance, as well as the other financing options that are available to you.

    About Insurance & Financing

  • 3. Watch our Webinar

    Meet the surgeons and get a better understanding of bariatric surgery.

    Watch Video

  • 4. Join our Support Groups

    Connect with others who are awaiting surgery or have gone through a procedure at Baptist. We host live virtual sessions and moderate an active Facebook group.

  • 5. Pre-Op Consultation & Evaluations

    Next, you'll meet with one of the bariatric surgeons, our nutritionist, psychologist and other specialists.

    During this time, various tests will be performed to ensure you are physically and emotionally ready for your upcoming weight loss surgery.

    Bariatric Patient Health Questionnaire

  • 6. It's go time! Surgery

    Once the above steps are complete and there are no unforeseen issues, you will be scheduled for surgery.

    This is the beginning of your new life!

    About Surgery


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