Understanding Bariatric Surgery
EXPECT FROM BARIATRIC SURGERY
The first step is to supply potential patients with
detailed information about bariatric surgery. Hopefully,
this web site is one such source.
Next, the patient must demonstrate an understanding in
general terms of what the program involves. The patient
must have insurance coverage or other financial means to
pay for the procedure.
At this meeting, the patient meets with the surgeon and
his/her staff. At this meeting patients will be able to
ask the doctor any medical questions they might have.
After the initial consultation, staff generally work
with the physician to draft a letter to the insurance
company or HMO explaining why the procedure is medically
necessary. Staff then work with the patient in getting
approval for the procedure. Legal Assistance is
available for individuals seeking specialized assistance
in fighting repeated insurance denials.
Upon insurance approval, a surgery date is determined.
Pre-operative testing and a psycho-social evaluation are
The average length of hospitalization after surgery is
three to five days. After the procedure is performed,
patients begin a new life style, of which healthy eating
behavior is an important component. Most patients reach
healthy weight levels from twelve to eighteen months
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