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By now, you’ve probably tried many different ways to lose weight. Bariatric surgery could be the right option for you. We’ve made it simple to see if you qualify to begin the process. To qualify for weight loss surgery, you must meet the following:

  • BMI greater than 40 or a BMI greater than 35 with weight-related medical issues. You can calculator your BMI with this tool.
  • Attempted weight loss through behavioral modification or medical treatment
  • Be committed to long-term lifestyle change

Attend a Seminar

Our free bariatric seminar is an opportunity for you ask questions, meet our surgeons and care team, and learn about our facility. This course is a required step in the process.

Verify Insurance Coverage

Now that you’ve determined that you qualify for bariatric surgery, 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.

Preoperative Consultation and Evaluations

After attending the seminar and your paperwork and financing is in order, you will be scheduled for a one-on-one consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons, our nutritionist, psychologist and any other specialists you may need to be see. During this time, various tests will be performed to ensure you are physically and psychologically ready for your upcoming weight loss surgery. Please complete and bring the Bariatric Patient Health Questionnaire to your appointment.

Surgery

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

It may save your life

If you've tried everything and you're still struggling with obesity, bariatric surgery is a viable option.

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Weight Loss Surgery Webinar

By attending a live seminar, you will meet our surgeons and get a more comprehensive understanding of bariatric surgery. But if you cannot attend in person, you may watch our online webinar.