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Weight-Loss Surgery Process

Timeline to surgery

Congratulations on your decision to investigate the possibility of weight-loss surgery. You have taken the first step to improve your health and change your life through bariatric surgery.

If you are looking for our weight control services, requirements for weight loss surgery or more weight-loss surgery information, please visit our weight-loss services page.

Applying to weight-loss surgery with a trained weight-loss surgeon is only the first step in the process to improve your health. Prior to scheduling your surgery you will need to complete all of the steps outlined in this timeline to surgery. Some of the steps require you to complete multiple tasks and the best way to expedite the process is to ensure that your tasks are completed as quickly as possible. The number of steps you must complete depends on how you would like to pay for your surgery.

Below, we have outlined the steps to getting weight-loss surgery at our program and as you read on, we will provide you with more details about each step:

Step 1 — Attend an Educational Seminar
Step 2 — Verify and Review Insurance Benefits
Step 3 — Receive Phone Call to Discuss Next Steps
Step 4 — Obtain a Referral to Our Program
Step 5 — Complete Pre-Weight-Loss Surgery Requirements