Getting You Ready for Bariatric Surgery
Helping you successfully prepare for weight loss surgery is our top priority
As a candidate for bariatric surgery, you can expect to undergo a series of consultations and evaluations. A detailed comprehensive program has been developed to ensure your long-term health and safety pre- and post-surgery.
Dr. Garber explains how you can initiate the process to become a new healthier you.
You can expect the following from our bariatric surgery program:
- Receive extensive patient education from our social worker who will perform a psychological evaluation that is required by the hospital and most insurance providers.
- Meet with our registered dietitian to discuss healthy lifestyle changes pre- and post- weight loss surgery.
- Participate in studies to determine your psychological, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular health.
- Participate in bariatric surgery support groups to help prepare you for not only the physical changes of weight loss surgery, but also the emotional and mental obstacles.
Become a patient for life as we offer life-long follow-ups post- bariatric surgery.
Bariatric Surgery Insurance Information
Morbid obesity is a medical condition, not a cosmetic condition. Therefore, all requests for weight loss surgery approval are based on a medical diagnosis made by your surgeon. Most insurance policies will cover bariatric surgery. The first step is to meet with your bariatric surgeon to determine if you’re a candidate for the surgery. Once you’ve been accepted into the program, our office will call your insurance company and verify that the bariatric surgery procedure you’ll be undergoing is covered and also inquire if your plan has any deductibles or co-pays for the surgery. The New York Bariatric Group does accept self-pay patients at very competitive prices. If you have already gone through prequalification and have insurance approval through another weight loss surgery program you quality for a our FAST TRACK PROGRAM. Ask one of our patient counselors for details.
We look forward to working with you and guiding you throughout the entire journey of successful bariatric surgery, and a healthier, longer life. Call the New York Bariatric Group at 800.633.8446 for more information about getting started with weight loss surgery.