BMI must be 40 or greater or 35 or greater with applicable obesity related co-morbidities. (Recently, FDA approved 30 or greater with applicable obesity related co-morbidities, but we are not seeing carriers following this guideline yet.)
Patients are required to attend an INFORMATION SESSION to educate them of the risks and benefits associated with weight loss surgery
Patients will meet with the surgeon for a complete history and physical to determine best procedure for them
Psychiatric evaluations are required to make sure that patients fully understand the procedures and needs before and after surgery
Nutritional consultations are required
Must meet any insurance requirements based upon their individual policies
PCP clearance and medical records are required
Any additional medical clearances that may be needed based upon patients individual medical history.