Frequently Asked Questions
We know you've got questions about your weight loss options, and we're here to help.
We want you to feel empowered in every decision you make, so we'll make sure you know exactly what's going on with your body and how it's affected by the changes you're making.
Our team of experts can answer any questions you may have about your weight loss options, and we’re ready to help you find a solution that fits your lifestyle and goals.
We believe that when you're working with people who understand your goals and the obstacles in your way, there's no limit to what can be achieved.
What types of weight loss options/programs do you offer?
We offer a combination of surgical and non-surgical options. We offer the 3 main types of weight loss surgery available today (gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, duodenal switch, and in some cases, revisions). Our non-surgical options include the gastric balloon (Obalon & OBERA, medications, Ideal Protein, and STAR Coaching.
Do you take insurance?
Yes, although small companies and private insurance policies do not cover bariatric surgery. However, many large employers do provide coverage for their employees. The easiest way to find out if your employer provides coverage is to call your human resources department or call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask if they cover bariatric surgery. You may also fill out our contact form and someone from our office will assist you.
If you do not have bariatric surgery coverage (or do not wish to proceed with insurance coverage for your procedure) you may opt to proceed with the Self-Pay FastTrack Option,
Do I qualify for weight loss surgery?
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Do I qualify for weight loss surgery?
Those who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 40 may usually qualify for weight loss surgery. It is also an option for people with a BMI of 35 to 40 who are experiencing serious health problems as a direct result of obesity such as Type II diabetes, sleep apnea, or heart disease. Lower-risk procedures such as gastric banding and gastric sleeve are sometimes offered to patients with a BMI of 30-35 on a case-by-case basis.
Is weight loss surgery robotic-assisted?
In most cases, yes. We use daVinvci technology. With daVinci, your surgeon sits at a console next to you and operates using tiny instruments through a few small incisions. A camera provides a high-definition, 3D magnified view inside your body. Every hand movement your surgeon makes is translated by the da Vinci System in real-time to bend and rotate the instruments with precision. In many cases, robotic-assisted surgeries are less painful for patients than traditional laparoscopic surgeries.
What type of resources are offered before and after surgery?
We will work with you to prepare pre-operation and to support you post-operation. We have a pre-op program that includes a pre-operation diet. Post-operation you’ll have a full post-operation nutrition plan, regularly scheduled follow-up appointments, and access to our on-site dietician.
What types of medications do you offer?
We offer a variety of different medications including Adipex-P® (Phentermine), Qsymia (Phentermine/Topamax), Contrave (Bupropion/Naltrexone), Saxenda (Liraglutide), Wegovy (Semaglutide), and Plenity.
Weight loss is a big deal.
It’s a big deal to YOU, because you deserve to be healthy and happy with how you look and feel.
And it’s a big deal for us, because we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to live their best life—and that includes feeling good about themselves and their bodies.
Wee want to make sure you know what your options are so that you can feel confident in your choice.