How To Get Started: Prepare For Weight Loss Surgery!
Ready, Set, GO! You’ve decided that 2017 is your year for weight loss success and to achieve it you want to consult a bariatric surgeon. Here are the steps you need to begin taking:
Step 1: Fill out an application!
The hardest part of getting started is starting! Maybe you’ve considered bariatric surgery previously but brushed the thought off. By filling out an application, we can gather basic information to see if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery. This small act is also the first step to putting you and your health FIRST!
Step 2: Schedule your FREE Consult with Dr. Carter
Do you have questions about the procedures available, if you are an ideal candidate, and what types of results you can expect? Sitting down with you from the very beginning, Dr. Carter can answer your questions discuss your goals! This is completely free with no obligation to commit. Come in and speak with one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in Fort Worth!
Step 3: Find Out Your Insurance Benefits
Does your insurance cover part of your procedure? Give them a call to find out the benefits associate with bariatric surgery. A majority of the procedures we perform (Gastric Sleeve and the LapBand System) are reimbursed in full or in part by insurance. Some policies only cover the procedure when medically necessary. In this case, your surgery should be covered if you meet national guidelines for the care of morbid obesity.
Step 4: Invest In Your Health!
If your health insurance doesn’t cover all of the procedure, look into the financing options available. This is not another expense; this is an investment into your overall health! We recommend Prosper Healthcare Lending to our patients needed extra financial assistance for this life changing procedure.
Step 5: Get Required Medical Testing Done
Prior to your procedure, we will require medical testing to make sure you are an ideal candidate for bariatric surgery. These tests are nothing to be afraid of and are routine to minimize the risk associated with your procedure.
Step 6: Relax, You are In Good Hands
Dr. Carter has performed over 5,000 life changing weight loss procedures. You can trust you are in good hands with his expertise and dedication to making sure YOU succeed in your weight loss!