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Contact your insurance to confirm weight loss surgery is a covered benefit under your policy. The number for customer service is on the back of your insurance card. We will need a copy of your insurance card both front and back. We will also call your insurance to find out the criteria for you to meet in order to be a candidate for surgery.
Complete the FREE Surgical Weight Loss Seminar Online on the "Get Started" page to obtain more information on our program.
If you decide to join our program after watching this seminar, you will be asked to submit your information in an online form that is sent to our Bariatric Team. Our Experience Specialists will contact you to set up your first appointment with the surgeon as well as collect your insurance information so that we may check your benefits and requirements. This ensures that your first appointment is informative and meaningful.
At the appointment, you will review your weight loss options with the bariatric surgeon and determine the next most appropriate step for your weight loss journey. If the choice is to pursue bariatric surgery, we will collect the one-time $150 program fee. This fee covers printed materials and dietitian appointments.
You will also need to participate in a visit with our registered dietitian to go over diet choices and food labels. The Weight Management Specialists team is dedicated to helping you learn more about healthy eating habits and reading labels. Our team will work with you to schedule this at your initial appointment.
Most insurance companies require certain evaluations to ensure your success after bariatric surgery. This can include cardiovascular, pulmonology, and psychiatric evaluation. These appointments will be scheduled by the bariatric nurse during your first visit.
Depending upon your insurance requirement, we may provide a form for a provider to fill out each month for six months up until the time of surgery to monitor your weight loss progress. Documentation will need to include specific diet and exercise plans. Trinity Weight Management Specialists require you to be weight stable and not increase your weight during this six month period.
You may also be required by your insurance company to obtain a Letter of Medical Necessity from your family practice doctor stating support of your decision to have surgery and health related problems from morbid obesity. If you currently do not have a primary care physician, our office will be happy to refer you to one.
Once all information is collected and approval from the Weight Management Specialists team is given we will submit your information to you insurance company for approval. The approval process may take two to six weeks.
If surgery is approved your surgery will be scheduled. Two weeks prior to surgery you will come in for pre-surgical testing: labs and x-rays, nutritional instruction with a registered dietitian, and preoperative education.
Trinity encourages surgical weight loss patients to work with a physical therapist on an exercise program specific for the patient's needs.
Trinity's Weight Management Specialists surgical weight loss encourages you to meet for counseling with a psychologist one month and two months post-operative for support on your weight loss journey.