Am I a candidate for weight loss surgery?

 

You may qualify for weight loss surgery if you meet the following criteria:
 

  1. Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 40 (usually equates to 80 to 100lbs overweight) or BMI 35 to 40 with one or more obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure
  2. Age 18 to 70 years old
  3. History of unsuccessful attempts at weight loss using diet plans, exercise programs or medical therapy
  4. Willingness to follow a plan that includes a diet and exercise program, vitamin supplements and clinic visits before and after surgery.

How do I get started?

 

If you or a loved one is interested in weight loss surgery, the first step is to view our Information Session video.
The video will cover:

  • Introduction of our surgeon, Dr. Brandon Andrew

  • The health benefits of weight loss surgery

  • An overview of the surgical options

  • General insurance information

  • Whether you are a candidate for surgery

The Information Session video can be found by clicking here.

If you prefer a private education session, please call Evergreen Surgical (715) 832-1044.

What to expect in your patient journey

Step 1: Attend a seminar

Step 2: Consultation with a bariatric surgeon

Step 3: Complete pre-operative testing and counseling; Meet with dieticians and have psychological testing

Step 4: Two- weeks  prior to your scheduled surgery - Meet with your bariatric surgeon, dietician, physical therapy, Pharmacist for medication review, and pastoral care. Pre-op teaching will also occur and then tour the hospital, walking through the process from registration to discharge.

Step  5: Surgery Day

Step  6: Post- surgical and follow-up care

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Weight Loss Surgery Virtual Chat

 

On January 27, 2021, Dr. Brandon Andrew held a weight loss surgery virtual chat to discuss options for minimally-invasive weight loss surgeries. The chat also included a testimonial from a former patient and a Q&A with the webinar participants, who learned more about the different procedures, pre-op guidelines, the surgery, and what to expect after surgery.