FAQs

Which weight loss surgery is best for me?

Four common types of weight-loss surgery are: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Sleeve gastrectomy. Duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion. As the old saying goes, one size doesn’t fit all. Same true about weight loss surgery. After meeting with our surgeons, reviewing your information and examining you, Our team will help you to tailor the procedure that best fits you.

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Does my insurance plan cover bariatric procedures?

Insurance coverage varies for weight loss surgery procedures. It is crucial that you call your insurance provider to determine if your policy covers surgical weight loss. As an integral part of our team, our director of operations and patient liaison can answer questions and give you guidance when working with your insurance company to acquire approval.

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Will I need plastic surgery to remove the excess skin?

The skin that holds all of your fat tissue before the surgery tends not to shrink down as the fat goes away. Most patients are left with areas of excess skin, especially the abdomen, upper arms, upper thighs, and breasts. Exercise is very important for the patient’s overall success, but it is not effective in shrinking skin. However, excess skin draped over muscle is more aesthetically pleasing than skin that is draped over little muscle tissue. Many patients choose to undergo plastic surgery to remove excess skin. It is recommended to wait 12-18 months after bariatric surgery before pursuing plastic surgery. Also, it is important for a patient to be [...]

By |2018-07-30T23:09:52-07:00July 30th, 2018||0 Comments

Will I be able to eat normal food after bariatric surgery?

You will be able to eat regular food following the transitional period after surgery. The biggest difference will simply be the portion size. After eating a few ounces or less, you will feel full. You will need to avoid foods high in sugars and limit fats in your diet. You can otherwise eat a wide variety of foods but some foods such as dry meats, pasta, rice, breads, asparagus or other stringy fruits and vegetables may be difficult.

By |2018-07-30T22:48:31-07:00July 30th, 2018||0 Comments

Do I qualify for Bariatric Surgery?

Research supports the benefits of weight loss surgery for those with a BMI between 35 and 39.9 with obesity related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis and other obesity related conditions. You could be a candidate for surgical weight loss if you meet any of the following criteria: You are more than 100 lbs. over your ideal body weight. You have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 40. You have a BMI of over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight. You are unable to achieve a healthy body [...]

By |2018-07-30T22:48:35-07:00July 30th, 2018||0 Comments

Is ORBERA® right for me?

While ORBERA® does not require surgery, any medical procedure requires careful thought and consideration. To qualify for ORBERA™: Be an adult Body Mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40. Click Here to calculate your BMI. Be willing to participate in a medically supervised program. If your BMI is over 40, your surgeon may recommend Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass procedures.

By |2017-07-26T17:18:50-07:00July 26th, 2017||0 Comments

How do gastric balloons help people lose weight?

Once in place, the gastric balloon is filled with saline to partially fill the stomach so that they may consume smaller portions of food. Most weight is lost in the first three months, but because the gastric balloon stays in for six months, you will learn the right amount of food to eat to maintain your new weight long term.

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