Bariatric Surgery Checklist
Use this checklist to guide you through the process toward bariatric surgery. Note: Items 1-5 should be done before your appointment with our weight management team.
1.) Check to see whether you have the benefit for bariatric surgery (see insurance verification page in patient packet for more information).
2.) Begin medical weight management visits.
A.) Weigh-ins and documentation of diet and exercise monthly goals with your doctor or join our free Healthy Lifestyles class.
3.) Surgeon education video (webinars) online. This 1 hour video must be done before your appointment otherwise you will be required to watch it in our office when you come for your visit.
4.) Medical History Questionnaire. This is mailed to you and must be filled out and brought to your appointment with our weight management team.
5.) Appointment with the bariatric surgery weight management team (Bariatric Nurse Practitioner and Dietitian)
6.) Psychiatric Evaluation - Must be completed by qualified provider before surgery and within the same year that surgery is done (CHI psych providers are listed on bariatric checklist in patient packet)
7.) At least one attendance to a bariatric surgery support group is required.
Additional requirements will be discussed at your appointment. All required documents will not be submitted to your insurance for approval until the program and insurance documents have been completed. Contact our Weight Management office for any questions at (402) 572-3684, option 1.