The next thing you should do is contact your insurance provider regarding bariatric benefits.
If your insurance covers surgical weight loss below are some testing and documents that you should start completing.
- Chest X-ray
- Labs (CMP, CBC, Iron and TIBC, TSH, Fasting Lipid Panel, A1C, Vitamin D, 25 Hydroxy, Vitamin B12/folate, Vitamin B1)
- Primary Care Physicians Letter (sample letter under patient documents)
- Attend Online Support Group – 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 pm – https://zoom.us/join; Meeting ID 873-0912-3691, Passcode 359829
- New Patient Paperwork – complete and email to the office at email@example.com
Discuss your decision with your family physician. Your primary care physician’s support is important.