Bariatric Surgery Patient Information
Paying for Bariatric Surgery
Most insurance companies cover bariatric surgery. Cash pricing varies by procedure type, and in-patient vs outpatient status, but usually falls between $14,900.00- $20,200.00.
Weight Loss Surgery Information sessions
Learn more about weight loss surgery and maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a free virtual weight loss informational session. Information sessions are held by The Dignity Health Weight Loss clinic on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month at 6:00 pm. We encourage all patients interested in weight loss surgery to attend an informational session before scheduling surgery.
Healthy Eating Tips
Delicious recipes approved by Dignity Health that will help you keep the weight off and ensure patients get all the vitamins and minerals they need.
- STOP smoking at least 6 weeks prior to surgery; if you are smoking within the 2 weeks prior to surgery, your surgery may be canceled or postponed.
- Avoidance of alcohol at least 6 weeks prior to surgery & for the year after surgery.
- Schedule your two week post-op appointment with surgeon prior to surgery per program requirements
More pre-op information will be given as part of our Bariatric Pre-Surgery class.
Post-Operative Care Appointments
Bariatric surgery patients are encouraged to attend post-op care appointments following surgery:
- Post-op visit with surgeon with 7-10 days following surgery
- 1-month follow-up
- 3-month follow-up
- 6-month follow-up
- 9-month follow-up
- 12-month follow-up
- Annually thereafter
These appointments will include nutrition and exercise counseling, and patients will have access to our bariatric nursing staff, a registered dietician, psychologist, support groups, and bariatric surgeon as a part of their post-op care.
If a missed appointment at 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, or annual occurs, we, as a Center of Excellence for Bariatrics, will reach out to you to assure your journey is still on track and going well.
Join us for one of our upcoming support group sessions and get all your questions answered about available weight loss procedures, nutrition, and exercise. We provide an open and safe environment so participants learn from each other, our physicians and staff. Featured guest speakers offer insight to help you achieve your best results. No registration required. Friends and family are always welcome!
When: 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: 3420 S Mercy Rd, Suite McAuley (3rd floor), Gilbert, AZ 85297