Weight Loss Journey Today

Weight loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, is a life-changing procedure that can help you take control of your weight and improve many obesity-related health conditions.


If you’re considering weight loss surgery, follow the steps below to get started.


Make Sure Weight Loss Surgery Is Right for You

You might be a good candidate for weight loss surgery if you have:

  • A body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher
  • One or more weight-related medical conditions and have a BMI of 35+
  • A record of unsuccessful weight loss attempts



Understand Your Insurance Coverage

Most insurance companies offer coverage for weight loss surgery, but the amount covered can vary by plan and by provider, and many providers require certain criteria be met.


We can help you determine the coverage your insurance plan offers, as well as understand the presurgery criteria required to obtain coverage.


Choose Your Weight Loss Surgeon

It’s important to choose a team that’s right for you. Our board-certified surgeons are skilled in minimally invasive weight loss surgical procedures and are supported by nurses, dietitians, counselors and an exercise physiologist.

Find a weight loss surgeon

Attend a Weight Loss Surgery Information Session

You have two options for viewing an online orientation:


  1. View a pre-recorded orientation video (best viewed using Google Chrome)
    • Select a doctor from the list of bariatric surgeons
    • Click their name to view their physician profile
    • If available, a video is listed under their "About Me" section

  2. Attend a live webinar with a bariatric surgeon (type in “weight loss surgery” in the keyword search)


Please call us at 832.667.5673 for more information.



Chris and Barb’s lives changed after they each decided to have weight loss surgery. Now, they enjoy the challenge of participating in CrossFit.

“Before the surgery, my life was, I would consider it to be somewhat miserable. Being as large as I was, almost 400 pounds, everything was a challenge... The way I feel now is, it’s a whole new life. The way I used to feel and how miserable I used to be, every day was a struggle. And now, it’s exciting.”


Still have questions? Call us at 832.667.5673 for help finding a bariatric surgeon or information about how to watch an online orientation.

Ready to take the next step in your weight loss journey?

Our representatives can help you:

  • Find a weight loss surgeon
  • Sign up for an online weight loss surgery information session

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