The Process

The Process

Appointments: 973-989-3047

Overview

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) sets minimum requirements for recommending bariatric surgery as a treatment option.

Eligibility

You may be a candidate for weight loss surgery:

  • if you are 100 pounds or more above ideal body weight or have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater.
  • if you have a BMI of 35 or greater with at least two obesity-related health conditions.
  • if you have a documented history of failed weight loss attempts.

Calculate your BMI.

Our Approach

Our multidisciplinary experts will guide you through the process every step of the way to ensure you reach your weight loss goals.

  • Attend bariatric information seminar
  • Consultation at surgeon’s office
  • Pre-op testing and evaluation
  • Nutritional evaluation with registered dietitian (including pre- and post-op education and support)
  • Pre-op psychological evaluation
  • Medical clearance
  • Precertification through insurance
  • Meeting any pre-surgical requirements by insurer
  • Surgery
  • Post-op consultation with surgeon, nutrition counseling & exercise medicine, support groups, etc.

Our Location

Saint Clare's Dover Hospital

400 West Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ 07801

For appointments, call 973-989-3047