Pathway to Surgery

Step 1: Patient attends informational session
  • Patient completes demographic information and copy of insurance card is obtained
  • Insurance verified and patient informed of coverage
  • Schedule Initial Consult with Surgeon
Step 2: Do you have insurance?


Patient informed of requirements for insurance company and works with Bariatric Team to have procedure authorized.


Self pay - Patient contacts LGMC Financial Counselor Patti Navarre for more information call 337-289-7282

Step 3: Patient profile completed via internet or mailed back to Bariatric Team office

Complete Weight Loss Readiness test prior to first visit with Bariatric Team

Step 4: Complete Bariatric Mental Health Screening
Step 5: Scheduling Procedure
  • Obtain authorization from insurance if required
  • All required clearances from Primary Care physician or Specialist obtained
  • Surgeon’s office schedules tentative date of procedure
Step 6: Pre-op Patient Education Class with Bariatric Team – at least 2 weeks prior to surgery
  • Bariatric nurse will go over procedure, Pre-Op and Post-Op in detail with patient in preparation of surgery (1-2 hours)
  • Dietician will review pre-op and post op diet (Approximately 1 hour)
  • Exercise Physiologist will review Pre-op and Post-Op exercises (approx 30 minutes)
  • Life Style Counselor will address any concerns
Step 7: Pre-Op visit with Surgeon’s office at least one week prior to surgery

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