Contact your insurance company for specific policy information on weight loss surgery. All insurance pre-certifications must be completed before weight loss surgery is scheduled. If you have questions, concerns or need assistance, call The Surgical Weight Loss Center at 606-638-3813.
Call 606-638-3813 for an appointment. Separate appointments for initial evaluations will be scheduled with the Program Coordinator, Registered Dietitian and Dr. Laura Velcu.
Attendance at the monthly support group meeting is required unless prior arrangements are made. The six (6) month supervised weight reduction requirement can be met by attending the support group.
A complete medical examination including: lab work, EKG, ultrasound of the gallbladder and chest x-ray may be required after your initial appointment with Dr. Velcu.
Medical clearance by a cardiologist or internist is required for surgery.
Preoperative appointments with Dr. Velcu, the Program Coordinator and Registered Dietitian will be scheduled, along with a pre-anesthesia exam. A tour of the hospital facilities can be scheduled upon request.
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