To be a candidate for weight-loss surgery, you must:
Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater, or be 100 pounds over your ideal body weight.
If BMI is between 35 and 40, you must have at least one significant medical condition such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis or sleep apnea.
Be between the ages of 18 and 65. Patients over 65 will be considered on a case by case basis.
Not be drug or alcohol dependent or have at least one year of sobriety.
Have a personal ongoing commitment to improve health and lifestyle.
To begin your journey towards a healthier lifestyle, contact our Bariatric Navigator at (334) 944-7095 to schedule your first appointment.
At your first appointment you will be provided with a checklist of preoperative requirements that must be met prior to your bariatric surgery.
Many insurance companies require psychiatric evaluations, sleep study, physical therapy, dietary consultations and a medically supervised diet that may be 3-6 months in duration.
Your second appointment is an initial visit with a bariatric surgeon to discuss which bariatric surgery will be best for you. The team will also inform you of further consultations or tests needed to determine if you are a candidate for surgery.
During your supervised diet, you will also meet with our dietitian to discuss lifestyle changes needed for long-term weight control.
Check with your insurance carrier to see if you are covered for weight loss surgery.
For more information, please call (334) 944-7095 or visit www.flowersbariatriccenter.com
4370 West Main St.
Dothan, AL 36305