November 9, 2022
How much do you have to weigh to qualify for weight loss surgery?
It’s a common question without a straightforward answer. There is no set weight that you have to be to qualify for gastric sleeve surgery or any of the other bariatric surgery procedures. However, your doctor will want to see that you have attempted to lose weight through diet and exercise and are having trouble losing weight on your own. It’s
October 23, 2022
What the revised ASMBS Guidelines mean for Bariatric candidates.
30 years after the National Institutes of Health issued the guides lines that insurance companies and doctors rely on to determine candidacy for Bariatric surgery, the ASMBS and IFSO have issued revised guidelines. The ASMBS is the largest organization of Bariatric surgeons and integrated health professionals in the United States, and the IFSO represents 72 similar global organizations. Citing decades
October 18, 2022
Three reasons I choose Robotic Surgery for my patients
1) Small incisions for complicated surgery2) Reduced postoperative pain3) Efficiency and Reproducibility Robotic surgery has revolutionized surgical intervention for patients. Robotic surgery offers patients minor incision surgery, no matter how complicated their condition. Five tiny incisions could change your life. Improved ergonomics on the robot give me a “wrist” inside your body instead of straight laparoscopic “arms.” The robotic “wrist”
September 29, 2022
Episode 3: How Much Does Bariatric Surgery Cost?
Today I want to talk about a topic that often gets brought up in consultations or pre-consultations: the cost of bariatric surgery. This is a crucial topic to discuss because most people feel that bariatric surgery is out of their means financially, but what you don’t realize is that most insurance companies cover bariatric surgery. So let’s start with insurance.