Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery in Saginaw, MI
Bariatric Surgical Center
3995 Fashion Square Blvd.
Bariatric Surgeon Saginaw MI
Top Bariatric Surgeon in Saginaw, MI
The Obesity rate in Michigan has consistently increased since 2000. With 35.2% of the Michigan adult population overweight, Michigan had the highest prevalence of chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma and arthritis reported in 2009 of adults who were considered obese. A significant difference from healthy adults.
National Bariatric Link has helped hundreds of patients find the right bariatric surgeon in Saginaw, MI. We work with only the best bariatric surgeons in each state.
Getting Started with a Bariatric Program
The first step is to determine if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery. The National Institute of Health has set forth guidelines to determine who is an appropriate candidate for bariatric surgery. If you have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 35 or greater you qualify with your insurance to get bariatric surgery. Your insurance company and your surgeon will abide by these guidelines that the NIH have for weight loss surgery.
There are many weight loss surgeons in Saginaw, MI, but not all of them specialize in absolutely every bariatric procedure. What procedure and what surgeon is best for you and your body?
Our trained weight loss counselors and coordinators can help guide you through your entire weight loss jouney, at absolutely no cost to you! We can provide information about procedures offered in your area that are suitable for you. Let us help you find the perfect bariatric surgeon or hospital program in Saginaw, MI.
We will guide you every step of the way
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Center of Excellence Bariatric Program in Saginaw Michigan
Our Michigan surgical partner is designated a Center of Excellence. This Facility and its associated surgeons have successfully met the requirements for a COE and provide high quality pre-operative and post-operative bariatric care.
How Much Will I lose? Will weight Loss be quick
The amount of weight you lose and how fast you lose it depends on which weight loss surgery you have. Patients who have adjustable gastric banding (Lap-Band) procedures usually lose weight more slowly the first year than those who have gastric bypass (RYGB) or duodenal switch procedures (DS), but total weight loss is comparable with each procedure. The average patient loses between 68 to 78 percent of his or her excess body weight after the first year.
My first appointment with the Bariatric Surgeon- What to bring?
When you come to your first appointment, please bring the following information:
- Social security number
- Insurance card
- Any paperwork needed by your insurance carrier (Our bariatric coordinator will be able to help collect this information)
- Any past medical records
- A list of your current medications
- A letter from your primary care doctor acknowledging your interest in surgical weight loss (optional)
Is Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve Expensive?
Cost of Gastric Bypass and Cost of Gastric Sleeve in Saginaw, MI
The cost of gastric bypass surgery in Saginaw, MI depends on several factors such as the facility chosen to perform the procedure and the geographical location in which the patient and the facility reside. In Michigan our Bariatric Surgical Partner has the best private pay prices and accepts most major Insurances. Many insurances will cover gastric bypass and it is most likely the procedure will not cost anything to the patient. Let us verify your insurance! just complete the Insurance Verification form and we will let you know if your insurance covers Gastric Bypass Surgery.
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The Cost of Gastric Banding (Lap Band) in Saginaw, MI
When talking with the surgeon about specific lap band costs, it is extremely important to question the costs of the procedure from beginning to end. The main costs to keep in mind and consider are any pre-operative tests, hospital charges, surgeon fees, and associated surgery fees. Additional costs can include nutritional counseling, follow-up care, psychological support and any follow-up medical appointments. With Lap Band there will also be the ongoing expense for fills when needed. Though most of these expensis are covered though your insurance. Let us verify your insurance! just complete the Insurance Verification form and we will let you know if your insurance covers Lap Band Surgery.
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