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Bariatric Surgery FAQ
This refers to surgical procedures performed for the treatment of morbid obesity and related health conditions.
Bariatric surgery involves modification of the stomach and/or intestines to induce significant, lasting weight loss through restriction (decreased food intake), inhibiting absorption of calories and nutrients or a combination of the two.
Most insurance companies adhere to the weight recommendations of the National Institutes of Health for bariatric surgery as treatment for obesity:
Other qualifying factors may include:
Many of our patients experience weight loss of 100 pounds or more, but each person is different.
The amount of weight you lose may also depend on the type of procedure you have. Our bariatric team will help you set and achieve realistic weight loss goals.
The process can be broken down into three phases:
1. The evaluation phase
2. The preoperative phase
3. The postoperative phase
If this is a medical emergency, call 911.
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