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Sanford Weight-Loss Surgery
Frequently asked questions
Do I qualify for surgery?Sanford Health helps guide you through the weight-loss surgery approval process. In order to make the process as smooth as possible, reviewing the following requirements will be helpful:
Can pre-op evaluation be done with my family physician?No. We prefer that your pre-op evaluation be done by the Sanford Weight-Loss team. Your primary care physician will be notified of your care.
Why do I have to attend an information session before surgery?To learn more about the surgery and to assure you are making the right decision at the right time. It makes you a more informed patient and facilitates your care. It is highly advisable to bring friends and family members with you to the meeting.
Is there a waiting list to have surgery?Yes. We are booked around one month in advance, but if there is a reason you need to have surgery by a certain date, that can be discussed.
How long does it take from the time I turn my paperwork in to the scheduled date of surgery?
Once we receive your paperwork, we verify your insurance and schedule you for a consultation. After that, it depends on how long it takes for your insurance company to approve your surgery. Once they approve the treatment, it is just a matter of scheduling the pre-op work and the surgery. Please allow three weeks after submitting your papers before you call to check the status.