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Weight Management Resources & FAQs

Whether you’re contemplating surgical weight loss or have already had surgery, we’re here to help you on your journey and provide and support you need to lose weight.

Weight loss surgery support group

Please join our free monthly virtual support group meetings led by members of our team. We welcome you and your loved ones, regardless of place of surgery or surgeon who performed the procedure. Participants share experiences, celebrate victories, discuss common concerns and answer questions in a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere. Health professionals, including behavioral specialists, dietitians, doctors and physical therapists, attend sessions on a rotating basis to offer guidance and up-to-date information.

If you would like an invitation to the online support group meetings or would like to join our Private Facebook Group, please email our team.

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Your questions are important to us. Here are answers to the most common questions we receive.

  • Many insurance plans help cover the costs of bariatric surgery, but coverage varies according to your medical history and individual benefits of your plan.

  • If your policy doesn’t cover weight loss surgery, you may opt to pay out of pocket or obtain financing through one of several companies. Learn more about financial and insurance options for weight loss surgery.

  • Total costs for self-pay patients range from $16,000 to $24,000, depending on the type of procedure. Learn more about your financing and insurance options, including affordable pricing packages for self-payment.

  • Yes, the Internal Revenue Service has determined that out-of-pocket costs for physician-directed weight loss programs are tax-deductible because obesity is recognized as a medical disease. Consult your tax advisor about tax-deductibility in your situation.

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Preparing for bariatric surgery

Once you qualify for bariatric surgery, there are several steps involved before you have the procedure. Reviewing our patient guide, presurgery module and nutrition module are necessary steps. Check out these education materials: