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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
Attempted weight loss through behavioral modification or medical treatment
Be committed to long-term lifestyle change
1 Your category is based on federal guidelines for healthy weight
2 You may qualify for bariatric surgery if you have a BMI between 35 and 39.9, and you suffer from one or more of the diseases associated with obesity, including type II diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and/or sleep apnea.
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.
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.
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.
Once the above steps are complete and there are no unforeseen issues, you will be scheduled for surgery.
If you've tried everything and you're still struggling with obesity, bariatric surgery is a viable option.
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Our free seminars are hosted by one of our board-certified bariatric surgeons. You'll learn about our three surgical options, next steps and get answers to your questions.
To register, select a location and date below
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, DuPont Auditorium
Baptist Medical Center South: Azalea, Begonia, Camelia Conference Rooms
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.
Please call us for more information about starting your weight loss journey.