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Weight loss pathway

BEFORE your initial visit/consultation

  • Ask you primary care physician for a referral to our office
  • It is important that YOU call your insurance company and verify that you have coverage for weight loss surgery (we will do this as well)

DURING your INITIAL visit/consultation

  • This visit will last approximately 30-40 minutes
  • Bring your insurance card
  • Bring a complete copy of all your medical records (if available) [this can be faxed or mailed to us]
  • You will meet with Dr. Bonheur to discuss your options and goals for surgical weight loss
  • You will be given the bariatric folder containing useful information about our program.
  • Make your second appointment to have a physical exam with Dr. Bonheur
  • Begin to make your appointments to see the required medical consultants

DURING your SECOND visit

  • This visit will last approximately 40-60 minutes
  • Bring the completed health information packet (this MUST be filled out prior to this visit)
  • You will meet with Dr. Bonheur and undergo a physical exam and he will review any reports already forwarded from your medical consultants.
  • Pay Commitment fee
  • Plan to attend a support group meeting and our monthly weight loss seminar
  • Address any questions  with Dr. Bonheur, the Bariatric Coordinator, or insurance specialist
  • Confirm insurance requirements and approval for surgery
  • Obtain a tentative date and location for surgery

DURING your THIRD visit [ 2 weeks before surgery]

  • This visit will last approximately 30 minutes
  • Discuss any final concerns regarding upcoming surgery
  • Dr. Bonheur will review all reports forwarded from your medical consultants and discuss the risks and benefits associated with surgery
  • Start pre-operative diet