What to Expect

The Workup Process

Hands-on help with appointments and approvals

One of the most overwhelming aspects of any major medical procedures is logistics – gathering the right documentation, getting insurance approval, scheduling appointments and more.

But don’t worry – we’ve streamlined the process to help you reach your surgery date with as little fuss and drama as possible. Our pre-certification nurse will track and monitor all the testing, paperwork and appointments you’ll need.

ChecklistStep 1: Medical history

  • List of co-morbidities
  • Current health status and medications
  • Identification of eating patterns and habits

Step 2: Supporting documentation

  • Letter of medical necessity from your primary care physician
  • Documentation of other weight loss attempts

Step 3: Medical testing

  • Cardiologist
  • Pulmonologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Nutrition evaluation with monthly follow-up visits
  • Diagnostic tests, including upper endoscopy, gall bladder ultrasound, upper GI swallow, chest X-ray; sleep study, mammogram or Pap smear as indicated by physician
    • Blood work and vitamin levels
    • Additional tests or consults as indicated

    Step 4: Insurance approval

    • If denied, an appeal will be filed on your behalf

    Ready to get started on the road to healthy weight loss?

    If you’re interested in Crozer-Keystone’s Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program, take the next step and attend a free educational seminar – in person at a location near you.

    For physician referrals or other medical inquiries, call (610) 619-8450.

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