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For weight loss surgery patients, success means more than falling numbers on the scale. It's a total health transformation. The road to a healthier, happier, thinner you begins with four simple steps:

         

Learn

Find out if Weight Loss Surgery is Right for You! Watch our online seminar.
Please note: Watching the seminar is a mandatory first step in pursuing weight loss surgery.

Many of your questions about the procedures, the risks and benefits of surgery, and insurance eligibility will be answered in our seminar. Please watch our 15-minute online seminar video, and take to take the short quiz afterward. Clicking "submit" will send our office staff an e-mail notifying us of your interest. (Your information is secure – we do not share it.)

Enroll

After you have watched the online seminar, Step 2 will be to give us some health and insurance information through our secured health information management system, called My Health Manager. Registering with My Health Manager will take approximately 10 minutes and does not obligate you to any fees, nor to proceed with office visits or surgery. Information you enter in My Health Manager will help our clinical office staff determine your eligibility for weight loss surgery.

Begin

Begin your physician-supervised weight-loss trial by making an appointment with either your primary care provider, or with Dr. Anthony Huynh, our Weight-Management and Nutrition Specialist. Most insurance carriers require a supervised weight-loss trial lasting anywhere from 6 to 12 months as a prerequisite to pre-approving the surgery. The weight loss trial must be documented by a physician and must include several specific items in your medical record. Learn more about supervised weight loss trial under the "What to Expect" tab.

Listen

Once our office staff members have confirmation that you have completed Steps 1 and 2, they will review your health and insurance information. While you make arrangements for your Supervised Weight Loss Trial (Step 3), all you need to do is to listen for a call within 72 hours from one of our staff members. Once they have verified your insurance eligibility, they will set up your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Lord. If you do not meet the clinical criteria for weight loss surgery, we will suggest other options for weight management.