Pre-Surgery Weight Loss
With the increasing support of many insurance companies, employers and Medicare programs, more and more individuals are considering weight loss surgery as an option for weight loss. If you are considering weight loss surgery or have been recently evaluated by a weight loss surgeon and need to fulfill insurance requirements, then give us a call today.
Our team at Dr. Rogers Weight Loss Centers specializes in the pre-surgical work-up process. We will work closely with your surgeon to provide any information needed to assist you with your insurance.
Our goal is not only for you to meet your insurance requirements, but also to help you eliminate any surgical complications. “Developing this pre-surgical relationship with our team, in combination with our extensive education about weight loss surgery, helps to ensure your weight loss success”.
Weight loss surgery considerations:
- BMI ≥ 40
- BMI ≥ 35 with co-morbid conditions
- Sleep Apnea
- Esophageal Reflux
Dr. Rogers has lectured about nutritional deficiencies and avoiding post surgical complications at Bariatric Conferences across the country. Her experience and work with other doctors to improve upon pre-surgical practices ensures Dr. Rogers Weight Loss Centers will always provide the latest and greatest in health education and treatment.
1) There were 140,000 weight loss surgeries performed in 2004 up from 16,000 in 1993 (asbs)
2) Nutritional deficiencies are common in patients undergoing weight loss surgery, and need to be deleted and corrected early to avoid post-operative complications. (J.GI Surg. 2006)
3) A Cleveland Clinic study (2006) showed that an average of 4.6% excess weight loss done pre-operatively reduced surgical complications.