Prospective patients must undergo a rigorous screening process that includes psychiatric and nutritional evaluation and counseling.
The process includes the following steps:
- Referral by the patient's primary care provider and attendance at an informational session before the initial surgical consult.
- Referral for psychiatric and nutrition evaluations and at least two nutrition counseling sessions after the initial consult.
- A preauthorization request form completed by the Bariatric Center staff to the patient's insurance company after they receive the necessary evaluation and counseling documentation.
- All prospective patients should contact their insurance provider to determine how much of the cost will be covered by their plan.
Our staff is happy to help you with this process.