No, bariatric surgery is not the easy way out. It is a tool that can help you lose a significant amount of weight, but you must make healthy lifestyle adjustments to keep the weight off long-term.
Bariatric Surgery FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Medically reviewed by
Dr. Nicole Basa & Dr. Alan Abando
B+A can help you determine whether you are a suitable candidate for weight loss surgery. Performed at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center near Austin, such procedures as the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy can help you reach your weight loss goals. To speak to an experienced bariatric surgeon, contact us.
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When contemplating weight loss surgery, cost is an important factor. B+A is contracted with most major insurance companies to make our services accessible to most people. Here are some general qualifications insurance companies look for when deciding whether to cover an individual:
- Weight loss surgery is a benefit of the patient’s plan.
- The surgery will reduce or eliminate co-morbidities.
- A physician has designated the surgery as “medically necessary.”
- Patient has attempted weight loss through non-surgical methods (diet, exercise).
- Patient meets other requirements outlined in coverage plan.
Our office staff has valuable experience working with insurance providers to obtain coverage for the surgery when it’s a benefit of the plan. If you have a specific question regarding weight loss surgery and its cost, we urge you to contact our Austin-area practice to speak with a bariatric surgeon or staff member. We can discuss the types of insurance coverage or our other financing options.
You will likely have some loose skin after bariatric surgery. Various factors can influence this, including the amount of weight you lose, genetics, and age. Because many of our surgical weight loss patients deal with this, we opened an entire medical aesthetics clinic dedicated to helping patients firm up loose skin and feel their best.
Yes! Weight loss surgery is not always necessary. We offer a comprehensive medical weight loss program that includes help from dieticians, prescription medications (like Semaglutide), and structured programs like Ideal Protein.
Yes. Our surgeons currently offer BodyTite (liposuction), RF skin tightening, and Morpheus8 micro-needling to help with stretch marks. In the future, we plan to offer skin excision procedures as well.
Yes! We offer 3 bariatric support groups, including emotional eating, monthly virtual meetings with dietitians and a health coach, and a closed Facebook support group only available to our patients.
Yes, we have bariatric-formulated vitamins in our office. We check vitamin levels in our in-office CPL draw station every few months after surgery.
Yes, we do offer weight loss surgery revisions. If you did not have surgery with us, we will need your previous operative note to see if your procedure is safe to convert.