Choosing a Bariatric Center - Questions to Ask Your Bariatric Surgery Program

  • Are your bariatric surgery doctors board certified?
  • Are the surgeons recognized as experts in the field?
  • Are the bariatric surgeons experienced in laparoscopic techniques?
  • Does the bariatric surgery program follow established guidelines in patient selection?
  • Does the bariatric surgery program offer evaluation and treatment for conditions associated with obesity (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea)?
  • Is there a dedicated facility and staff for my care?
  • Does the program offer support services for psychological needs?
  • Does the program offer dedicated registered dieticians?
  • Are there a dedicated nursing staff and nurse practitioners for the program?
  • Are the radiologists in the bariatric surgery program board certified?
  • Are the anesthesiologists in the program board certified?
  • Will you work with my primary care doctor to ensure my overall healthcare concerns are addressed?
  • Will you work with me to gain insurance approval?
  • If I am denied insurance coverage, do you offer payment options?
  • Does the program offer support groups following weight-loss surgery?
  • Can I have reconstructive surgery here after my weight loss?
  • Do you offer accommodations and travel assistance for out-of-town patients?
  • Does the program offer translation services for non-English speaking patients?

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This information has been provided courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute. Please visit the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute.


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