Becoming a Patient

The best way to find out if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery is to attend one of the seminars with the bariatric team--either in person or online. The seminars' focus and discussions are about the program, as well as questions and answers regarding care and the insurance process.

Attend Our Free "Understanding Surgical Weight Loss" Seminar

It is necessary to attend one of our free educational seminars to help you determine if weight loss surgery is right for you. The interactive session with the surgeon and members of the bariatric team includes discussion about the program, also questions and answers regarding care and the insurance process.

If you cannot attend the seminar in person, you may view it online.

View Seminar Calendar and Register Online

Call Your Insurance Company

Check to make sure weight loss surgery is covered by your plan. Criteria for coverage will vary among insurance companies. Below are some questions you may ask your insurance company to determine eligibility.

  • Is weight loss surgery covered under my insurance plan?
  • Which of these operation codes are covered: Adjustable Gastric Band 43770, Verical Sleeve Gastrectomy 43775, Gastric Bypass 43644?
  • Do I need to complete a medically supervised diet? If yes, for how long?

See the Surgeon

After attending a seminar and deciding that this is something you would like to pursue, please call the office to schedule an appointment with the surgeon. During the consultation, the doctor will have an opportunity to go through your medical history, decide which surgery is best for you and discuss your desires and expectations regarding weight loss surgery. 

Consultations

To meet established guidelines for weight loss surgery, consultations with a registered dietician, a physical therapist and a behavioral health specialist are required. These consultations will help to prepare you for the rigors of weight loss surgery. Other consultations may be deemed necessary by the surgeon based on your medical history.

Call us today at (704) 660-HLTH (4584).

Pre-operative Appointments

You are moving forward with surgery and to prepare you for your new beginning, will need to attend the following appointment:

Support Group
Meets the third Wednesday and fourth Thursday of every month and gives you an opportunity to network with both pre- and post-surgical clients.

Financial Counseling
To review any expenses that may be incurred.

Workshop
Pre-operative education with the program's Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian.

Pre-operative Testing
To complete necessary laboratory and diagnostic testing, as well as meet with a member of the anesthesia team.

Please print and bring completed forms, along with your insurance card and specialist copay, to your first appointment.
New Patient Forms

To have records sent to our office from another physician/practice, print forms, complete and fax or bring them to our office. Release of Medical Records to the CSWL 

To have records sent from our office to another physician/practice, print forms, complete and fax or bring them to our office. Release of Medical Records from the CSWL

Please be advised of how medical information may be used by reviewing the privacy practices notice. You will be asked to sign an acknowledgement that you have read the notice.
Privacy Practices Notice

We want to assist you throught the process. If you have any questions, please call our offices at (704) 660-HLTH (4584) so we can be of service.

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Support Groups

We offer support groups for post-surgery patients working toward their weight loss goals.

Support Group Schedule
Meets twice a month, the third Wednesday at 6 pm and fourth Thursday at 11:30 am at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. Everyone is welcome. Call 1-888-96-LNRMC (56762).

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BMI Calculator

Your body mass index (BMI) is a way of determining your candidacy for weight loss surgery.

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Out of Town Patients

Are you traveling to visit us about weight loss surgery? We have some links and local information to help you plan your stay.

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