They have come to you, knowing there has to be a better way to live. Most, if not all, have tried other ways to lose the weight. Many have taken appetite-reducing medication. Nothing has given them the results they were hoping for. So they come to you with bariatric surgery as perhaps the only option that remains.
This is no simple problem. And for your patients, it is not an easy decision. In these pages you
will find the information you need to work with your patients in determining and advancing a plan
that will be best for them.
Beginning with criteria for candidacy and insurance issues and proceeding with setting patient
expectations and a review of the available procedures, this information will assist you in providing
the guidance and reassurance your patients are looking for.