Ready for Weight Loss Surgery?
We believe that you should know as much as you can about the operation you are going to have. Being well informed is important to us, and to you. Part of this procedure is for you to be fully aware of what you are going to go through.
If you have read and researched the band, then it would be best to come in for an appointment and start the process. If, however, you are still wondering if this is the operation for you, we recommend that you call us and arrange to attend a seminar.
Then you obtain a consult with Dr. Simpson. While Dr. Simpson will review your medical history and do a brief physical, his main job is to answer any questions about the band, the operation, or the aftercare. He will also go over risks and complications with the operations. You will also meet with our coordinator to go over any questions regarding insurance or financial details. You may be given a “to do” list– things that either Dr. Simpson may require of you (pre-operative psychological evaluation, cardiac evaluation, etc) or that the coordinator will go over with you that the insurance companies will require.
How long does this all take? For self-pay patients with no medical problems they can have their operation within a couple of weeks. Once we have authorization from insurance (you have met all their requirements) it is the same.
You have the most experienced weight loss team in Arizona ready to help you. We know how to get you to your weight loss goal using your new tool.