Choosing to undergo bariatric or weight loss surgery is a big decision. There are several important steps that must be completed to begin the process.
Our office will contact you after receiving your registration packet. At this point, itʼs important that you begin working with your health insurance provider to understand our practice requirements for surgery approval. At Synergy Bariatrics, these requirements include:
In addition, candidates for bariatric surgery must not be smoking cigarettes.
The criteria for surgery are based on your body mass index (BMI) and your history of attempts at sustaining weight loss through diet, exercise, or medicines. (Calculate your BMI »)
For successful and healthy weight loss, itʼs very important that patients understand the requirements and are motivated to work with our staff, follow up regularly after surgery, and adhere to the lifestyle changes we will teach you.
Most commonly, people that are motivated to continue with follow-up visits, lose the most weight, and actively participate in their treatment of other medical conditions have the greatest improvement in their quality of life.