Choosing a Procedure
Bariatric surgery might be right for you if you are considered obese, severely obese, or morbidly obese. The main goal of these procedures is to accomplish weight loss and improve one’s overall health. If you have a BMI of at least 30, and also suffer from a medical issue related to being overweight, you might be eligible for LAP-BAND
® Adjustable Gastric Banding surgery. For insurance to pay for your procedure you usually must have a BMI that is 35 or higher, in addition to a related medical issue, or a BMI over 40, regardless of other medical conditions. For those patients who have less weight to lose and need a little help with their diet, the ORBERA
™ Intragastric Balloon is a non-surgical option.
Benefits of Surgery
Weight loss surgery offers a wide range of benefits for the right candidate. Obesity is associated with a number of medical problems, from high blood pressure and bad cholesterol to diabetes and stroke. By losing weight, bariatric surgery can often help patients improve their overall health.
Financing, Insurance, and Forms
To make your experience as convenient as possible, we offer patient registration forms online so you can view, download, print, and fill out these papers before your visit to expedite the process. Additionally, financing options and insurance information is provided to help you make the best financial and health decisions for your needs and goals.