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How to pay for Surgery

Insurance coverage and financing options are always important concerns for our patients. We have 7 full-time Patient Advocates who are experts at acquiring insurance approval for weight loss surgery. Upon calling our office, each patient is assigned a Patient Advocate that will explain our various payment options and help them obtain the approvals needed to

Nicole and Jason – Introduction

Nicole Burdett and Jason Williams have been friends for over 20 years. In 2017, they made the life-changing decision to undergo the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. Prior to surgery, Nicole, a 38-year-old mom and lawyer, weighed 215 pounds. Jason, a 46-year-old father and lawyer, weighed 266 pounds. As a result of the surgery and their dedication
We encourage patients to utilize a liquid protein diet for 1-2 weeks prior to their procedure. However, patients return to a normal diet over a period of 3-6 months after surgery. In addition, our team offers patients the expertise and advice of a dietician in order for them to make the most of their weight
Kera and Mikey are best friends, and until their Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy procedures last year, they both struggled with Type 2 Diabetes. At only 33 years old, Kera was given two years left to live. Her condition worsened with each day and before she met with our team, Kera was in kidney and liver failure.
Following a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, patients typically return to work and normal activities very quickly. The procedure is laparoscopic and takes less than one hour. We encourage patients to begin walking the halls and drinking liquids within a few hours after surgery. Most patients return to work within 4-10 days.  More importantly, patients are able

Eating after Bariatric Surgery

Will I ever be able to eat normally again? Many patients worry that their social world will negatively change after a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. This fear, although completely normal, is totally unfounded. After a sleeve procedure, patients return to a completely normal diet over time. The main differences are portion control and lack of hunger
Many patients with a band experience uncomfortable side effects and inadequate weight loss. We treat a lot of patients that had bands over the last 10-15 years, and they are either not receiving appropriate follow-up treatment or overall the treatment has been insufficient for their needs. Common side effects of the band are nighttime aspirations
Kera and Mikey are best friends, and until their Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy procedures last year, they both struggled with Type 2 Diabetes. At only 33 years old, Kera was given two years left to live. Her condition worsened with each day and before she met with our team, Kera was in kidney and liver failure.

Visceral Fat

A real problem with fat is when it lives centrally in your abdomen. This #TomTalk uses a model which illustrates 5 pounds of fat. This is called visceral fat, and it leads to metabolic syndrome problems like diabetes and hypertension. These are the problems that cause cardiac disease and sudden death. However, visceral fat is

Is Bariatric Surgery Drastic?

Many times, patients view bariatric surgery as a “last resort” because it’s viewed as a “drastic” option. However, living with obesity and diabetes is drastic. When patients learn that our Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a short 45-minute procedure and provides the opportunity to resolve obesity related medical problems, they understand it’s the right decision for
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