Steps to Bariatric Surgery

  • Click on the “Am I a Candidate?
  • Register for seminar.
  • After you register you will receive two emails.
  •  You Are Registered!
  •  Second email – “Activate your Online Account!”  You will be able to make your first appointment at seminar if you activate and complete your online account prior to attending the seminar (i.e., address, phone, insurance, health history, diet history, etc.).
  •  Contact your insurance to verify that you have “Bariatric Surgery” benefits. 

  •  Insurance may ask for a procedure code: 43644 Bypass, 43775 Sleeve, 43770 Band

  • Attend seminar.
  • Appointment with nurse practitioner. 
  • Dietitian, behavior assessment, physical therapy (exercise assessment).
  • Labs, EKG, testing.
  • Education – online and in person with patient.
  • Appointment with surgeon.
  • Surgery office will obtain written approval from insurance.
  • Surgery will be scheduled.
  • Complete “refresher class” with nurse (2-3 weeks prior to surgery).
  • Complete preoperative testing with CPAP (Center for Preoperative Assessment Planning); this is the anesthesia portion of your procedure.
  • Surgery! Follow up!