How do you schedule bariatric surgery?

How do you schedule bariatric surgery?

How do you schedule bariatric surgery?

6 to 12 Months Before Surgery

  1. Attend information sessions to decide if weight-loss surgery is right for you (usually free to the public).
  2. Ask your primary-care provider for a referral to an accredited bariatric-surgery program.
  3. Enroll in the bariatric-surgery program, attending all required classes and meetings.

How much time do I need to take off for bariatric surgery?

Most gastric bypass surgery is laparoscopic, which means the surgeon makes small cuts. That makes for shorter recovery time. Most people stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days, and get back to normal activities in 3 to 5 weeks.

How long does prior authorization take for bariatric surgery?

So How Long Does Surgical Insurance Approval Take? Most patients can be pre-approved for bariatric surgery within a matter of 90 days/12 weeks (with consecutive office visits throughout) if there are no medical weight loss program requirements, but there is no guarantee.

What can I eat 9 days post op gastric sleeve?

Bariatric pureed diet foods include:

  • Mashed potatoes.
  • Unsweetened applesauce.
  • Refried beans.
  • Cottage cheese.
  • Scrambled egg (light and fluffy)
  • Farina (Cream of Wheat or Malt-O-Meal-plain, not flavored)
  • Pureed meats (puree ¼ cup broth with ¼ cup chopped meat)
  • Pureed vegetables (puree ¼ cup vegetable with water or broth)

Why do you need a 2 week liquid diet after gastric bypass?

All patients are required to start a Liquid Diet 2 weeks before their surgery date. Following this diet will not only jump start weight loss but will also help reduce the size of your liver making the procedure easier to perform and thus more successful.

What if your insurance doesn’t cover bariatric surgery?

If your insurance does not provide coverage for bariatric surgery, there are other options available to you. Depending on plan language, consultations, nutritional counseling and pre- and post-operative tests, labs and follow-up visits may be covered, although surgery is not.

How hard is it to get approved for bariatric surgery?

Morbid obesity is defined as a BMI score of 40 or more. You typically qualify for bariatric surgery if you have a BMI of 35-39, with specific significant health problems like Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure. A BMI of 40 or higher also is a qualifying factor.

What Is a Stage 2 bariatric diet?

Stage 2: Full Liquids This stage will involve foods that are mushy or have a consistency similar to yogurt, and will continue for about 7-10 days. Try to eat every 3-4 hours, being sure not to skip any meals. Each of these meals should be about ½ cup or two ounces in size.

How can I get insurance to cover gastric bypass?

Ask your physician or surgeon to send a letter to your insurance companyrequesting pre-approval for the procedure. This will include the specific surgery you need, where it will be performed, and why it is medically necessary for you. If the request is denied, you can appeal their decision.

How much do you have to weigh to get bariatric surgery?

To be eligible for bariatric surgery, you must be between 16 and 70 years of age (with some exceptions) and morbidly obese (weighing at least 100 pounds over your ideal body weight and having a BMI of 40).

How long does bariatric process take?

The entire process, from consultation to surgery, generally takes about six months to complete. It often depends on you and your insurance requirements. If you are interested in bariatric surgery but aren’t sure where to start, our step-by-step guide can help.

When all pre-surgical and insurance requirements have been met, the authorization process can begin. Your pertinent medical records will be gathered and submitted to your insurance company’s clinical review department. It can take up to four weeks to receive a determination, but two weeks is more customary.

Why was bariatric surgery denied?

But why might a patient not qualify for bariatric surgery? BMI: First and most obviously, they simply may not have a BMI that is high enough. A BMI of 35 or more with one or more obesity related conditions or BMI of 40 or greater regardless of obesity related conditions is required to have surgery.

Will I be denied bariatric surgery?

What to expect from bariatric surgery at Penn Medicine?

During the session, a member of the Penn Bariatric and Weight Loss Surgery team will explain the process at Penn Medicine in detail, including medical weight management, surgical preparation, available procedures, and long-term follow up care.

Which is the first step in the bariatric surgery process?

The first step in the bariatric surgery process is to attend a free online weight loss surgery information session.

How to find out if you are a bariatric surgery candidate?

For information, call 480-882-7460, or attend a free bariatric weight-loss surgery seminar. Am I a candidate for bariatric surgery? Why choose HonorHealth?

How long does it take to get insurance approval for bariatric surgery?

At this time, a letter will be sent to your insurance company to obtain approval for the operation. The approval process can take from a few weeks to a few months, depending on your insurance company. The information session is an important part of the process before surgery.