If you’re considering weight-loss surgery, it’s important to ask the right questions.

Here is a FREE guide to help you make the best possible decision.




Is the surgeon a member of the American Society of Metabolic Bariatric Surgeons, and specially trained in laparoscopic methods for both gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery?

Is the weight loss program both MBSAQIP accredited and recoginzed as a Blue Distinction Plus Center?

Does the hospital offer both surgical and non-surgical paths for weight loss, including:

  • Physician managed weight loss? 
  • Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y)?
  • Non-surgical intragastric balloon?
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve)?
  • Lap-Banding?

Does the hospital have a variety of equipment to safely and comfortably care for patients of all sizes? (e.g.: specialty furniture, wheelchairs, operating tables, beds, and walkers)

Will you receive comprehensive teaching, encouragement, and support, both before and after your surgery, at no additional cost? This includes:

  • Informational Seminars
  • Pre-operative classes
  • Post-operative support groups
  • Life-time Clinical Follow-ups

Does the hospital have all the back-up specialty services a bariatric surgical patient might need, including:

  • An intensive care unit with full-time critical care staff?
  • Interventional radiologist?
  • Infectious disease specialist?
  • Plastic surgeon?
  • Cardiologist?
  • Psychologist?

Does the hospital offer easy-to-understand package pricing, and will they help with insurance verification and qualification?

Does the hospital offer affordable financing options?