Bariatric & Weight Loss Surgery FAQ

Whether you are just considering bariatric surgery or well into your weight loss journey, our team is here with the resources you need to empower your continued success.

Read on to learn the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about bariatric surgery.

Q: How long will I need to take off work?

A: Depending on the type of bariatric surgery will determine the amount of time needed to take off of work and rest from everyday activities. The average patient takes 1-2 weeks off of work.

Talk with your doctor about your expected recovery time and learn more about recovery and post-op.

Q: Do I qualify for surgery?

A: In order to qualify for surgery, you do need to meet a few requirements such as:

  • More than 100 pounds over your ideal body weight
  • Body mass index (BMI) of more than 40
  • BMI of more than 35 plus at least one serious health condition related to your weight
  • Inability to maintain a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even with medically supervised dieting

Your insurance may also have certain requirements in order to cover your bariatric surgery.

Learn more about the qualifications for weight loss surgery.

Q: How do I prepare for my weight loss journey?

A: Preparing for your weight loss journey takes mental and physical strength. We provide an entire team to make sure you have the resources you need.

If you’re ready to begin your weight loss journey, start by attending one of our free information sessions with our bariatric surgeons and team. During this information session, you’ll have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and receive any additional information you need to feel prepared.

Q: How do I prepare for bariatric surgery?

A: Prior to your surgery, you’ll work with a nutritionist and exercise specialist to begin forming sustainable healthy habits.

As you get closer to your bariatric surgery date, you will meet with your surgeon to make sure any questions you have are addressed and you know what to expect on the day of your surgery.

Learn more about the bariatric surgery journey.

Q: How much weight can I expect to lose?

A: Typically, you can expect to lose about 50-70 percent of your excess weight within two years, if you stick to a healthy eating plan and exercise routine.

Q: What surgery is best for me?

A: During your initial assessment with your surgeon, you will both discuss the best surgery for you. We know everyone is different, which is why we will tailor your surgery to meet your individual needs and give you the safest, most effective results possible.

Learn more about what to expect during your assessment.