Steps to Bariatric Surgery

  1. Call 314.454.7224 for initial prescreening packet.
  2. Once determined to be a potential surgical candidate, contact your insurance carrier and verify it is a covered benefit.
  3. You are invited to a program orientation (sessions are held in the evening).
  4. At orientation, you receive program packet with information on all of required steps to complete before seeing surgeon.
  5. Arrange assessment appointments with the following: Dietary, Behavioral, Physical Therapy, EKG and Lab Work.
  6. Contact the office to schedule appointment with one of our weight loss surgeons.
  7. Attend one support group meeting.
  8. Contact office for EMMI access code for additional education on procedure.
  9. Once you are seen by physician, all supporting documentation is sent to your insurance for predetermination.
  10. Once you are approved, surgery is scheduled!