Weight Loss Surgery
While exercise and healthy eating are good for long-range health, some people need more help to lose the extra weight. For patients who have been unable to lose weight, weight loss surgery is a step towards better health and a longer life.
Highly Skilled, Advanced Weight Loss Surgery
Franciscan Health offers surgical weight loss options and a variety of programs to support your journey. Many people with a lot of weight to lose have a very hard time losing weight. And many of those who are successful with initial weight loss are not able to keep that weight off long term. Our obesity patients require greater assistance and metabolic correction.
Who can get weight loss surgery?
Weight loss surgery is probably an option if you have a:
- BMI of 40 or more
- BMI of 35 with two other health issues (such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, arthritis, sleeping disorders, or other conditions)
Ultimately, whether or not you are a candidate for bariatric surgery will be decided by your surgeon, but there are some basic guidelines. If you are interested in weight loss surgery options, call one of our locations to get the conversation started and learn more. You do not have to have exhausted alternative weight loss programs or options before you talk about bariatric surgery.
Will insurance cover bariatric surgery?
Health insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare, does cover weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgery revisions can also be covered by insurance.
Why choose Franciscan Health for weight loss surgery?
At Franciscan Health, your weight loss surgery plan will be a custom to you. By providing information and answering questions, your bariatric surgeon will work with you to determine the best surgeical plan for you.
In addition to providing advanced bariatric surgery procedures, we offer a variety of supportive programs and providers who can collaborate as members of your total healthcare team.
- Registered nurses with additional training in bariatrics and weight loss
- Registered dietitians who focus on diet for bariatric surgery patients
- Behavioral health counselors and psychologists to support mental and emotional health
- Insurance services and financial counselors available to discuss coverage and financial concerns
These supportive programs work together to help ensure that every patient is treated holistically–body, mind and spirit.
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