Preparing For Weight Loss Surgery

General Medical Criteria for Weight Loss Surgery

  • BMI equal to or greater than 40 or a BMI between 35 and 40 with comorbidities.
  • 3-5 year documentation of BMI at the above ranges
  • Five year history of failed diets

The precertification process for Weight Loss Surgery varies according to your insurance company’s requirements.  Listed are general requirements.

Weight Loss Seminar

Initial Office Visit

At this visit, your physician will explain the surgery in detail as well as the risks, benefits and alternatives.  He will talk about what you should expect after your surgery.  He will also discuss the BEGIN Program, the importance of nutrition, exercise and joining a local support group.

BEGIN Program

  • Attend the BEGIN Program at the appointed time (this program must be completed prior to surgery).

Set up visit

Post-operative Visits:

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