Weight Loss Surgery: Options, Costs, Guides

Learn how to prepare for weight loss surgery and if it's right for you

If you are getting ready for weight loss surgery or simply considering a bariatric procedure, it is important that you are fully informed before you go under the knife. Weight loss surgery options provide help for many obese patients who have not been successful with traditional methods. But it is not always the best choice for everyone.

As you consider or prepare for bariatric surgery, learn about the different types of weight loss surgery, risks and benefits of each procedure, how much weight loss surgery costs and the most common side effects and changes that patients deal with after surgery. Learning more before surgery is likely to make your experience better afterwards.

Should I Have Weight Loss Surgery?

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How do you know when it's time to start considering bariatric surgery? There are some important questions that your doctor will ask you to determine if a weight loss procedure is right for you. Find out what they are so you can prepare yourself for this important meeting. They'll also help you to sort through the decision at home.  More »

Different Types of Surgery For Weight Loss

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Each bariatric procedure is different and each has its own risks and benefits. Get an overview of the most common surgeries to find out which one is most likely to work for you. And learn more about FDA-approved non-surgical methods that can help you lose weight without surgery. More »

How to Find a Weight Loss Doctor

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The doctor you choose to guide you through the weight loss surgery process can have a big impact on the quality of your care. Find out which resources you should use to check your doctor's qualifications and what you should look for to find the best caregiver. More »

Is Gastric Bypass Worth the Risk?

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Are you nervous about having surgery? Are you unsure of what might happen after the procedure? Sometimes patients are surprised that their life after weight loss surgery isn't what they expected. Hear from patients and surgeons about the way life may and may not change for you after bariatric surgery. More »

What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery

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What happens after weight loss surgery? Will your life get better? How much weight will you lose? How long will it take? Will you experience side effects? Get the answers to these questions and more so that you are prepared for life after weight loss surgery. More »

How to Fix Loose Skin After Weight Loss

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One of the most common hurdles that surgery patients have to overcome is excess skin from weight loss. Find out what an expert surgeon has to say about getting rid of loose skin including both surgical and non-surgical fixes. More »

How to Pay for Weight Loss Surgery

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Sometimes insurance covers weight loss surgery, but many providers require that you have met a number of requirements before your surgery is approved. Learn about all of the different options and ways to pay for your procedure. More »

How Can My Doctor Help Me Lose Weight?

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If you're not sure about having weight loss surgery, work with your doctor to get help to slim down. Find out how to ask the right questions to find out what medical options are available to you and how to get the help you need to slim down for life.  More »

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