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Fast Track to Bariatric Surgery

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Transform your life in as few as 30 days!

When you are ready to embark on this life-changing journey and if you want to speed up the process to surgery, we can help! Because our bariatric program is hospital-based, we can minimize the time between your consultation with the surgeon and surgery by scheduling most of the necessary appointments in one day.

 

30 days to transformation

Criteria for patient:

  • Must be motivated and ready to make significant lifestyle changes.
  • Must have failed non-surgical weight-loss options, such as dieting and exercise.
  • Must meet the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH) criteria for bariatric surgery.
  • Must have Body Mass Index (BMI) less than 60. (If your BMI is 60 or greater, you may qualify for “45 Days to Transformation.”) Use our BMI calculator.
  • Should be ready to self-pay/finance surgery or have an insurance benefit that allows for early approval or transfer from another program with most of the pre-surgical work completed.

 

You do not need additional medical evaluations from other physicians (i.e. cardiologist, pulmonologist). This will be determined at your initial consultation with our surgeon.

 

45 days to transformation

Criteria for patient:

  • Must be motivated and ready to make significant lifestyle changes.
  • Must meet NIH criteria for bariatric surgery.
  • Must have failed non-surgical weight-loss options, such as dieting and exercise.

 

The patient’s insurance company requires up to a 30-day approval process, but does not require a three- or six-month pre-surgery supervised program.

 

About Fast Track

The Fast Track option provides the same quality, safety and support for which FirstHealth is known.

All it takes is a very motivated patient. We can do the rest!

Although the Fast Track process is streamlined, all patients must meet the following program requirements:

  • Consultation with surgeon
  • Nutrition evaluation
  • Psychological assessment
  • Pre-op workshop

If you choose the Fast Track option, we will contact you about getting started.

If Fast Track isn’t the right option for you, don’t worry. We can help you reach your weight-loss goals one step at a time!

 

 

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