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Taking The Most Important Step

If you have tried a variety conventional weight loss options (diet, exercise, behavior therapy, weight loss drugs) without seeing the results you desire and now you feel the time is right to explore other options to lose weight, surgery might be the right choice for you. During your first consultation with Surgical Specialists, we will take the time to get to know you, your medical history and all of your previous weight loss efforts to help you determine if weight surgery is the safest and best option for you.

Begin your weight loss journey now by calling us at 703.717.4250 to schedule a consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons.

Your Weight Loss Surgery Journey

Understanding the Process 

If you and your doctor decide that weight loss surgery is right for you, prior to your surgery, you will need to undergo nutrition and clinical evaluations, screenings and diagnostic tests as required by your insurance company and based on your medical history. We will simplify the entire process for you and walk you through every step, from the pre-operative workup to the insurance approval. We will make it easy for you.

Before scheduling your surgery, we will work with you to ensure that you complete the following:

  • Psychology Evaluation
  • Nutrition Evaluation
  • 3 / 4 / 6 -Month Supervised nutrition program
  • 3-Month Supervised Multidisciplinary Program
  • Medical Evaluation
  • Medical Opinion Letter
  • Sleep Study
  • Upper Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Upper GI Study

Psychological Evaluation for Weight Loss Surgery

As part of the bariatric surgery evaluation process, each patient undergoes a psychological assessment to determine readiness and suitability for surgery.

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