FAQs

Questions? We can help. Everyone needs lots of answers when considering a major step toward a lifestyle change like bariatric surgery. This is the place to find detailed answers to common weight loss questions. For additional bariatric FAQs, click any of the Tags at right, or click here. Our team is also available to help with any other questions you might have. Just give us a call at (317) 582-7000.

What About The Cost?

If you’re considering bariatric weight loss surgery, you’re probably also considering how much it’s going to cost. Although more and more insurance companies are offering coverage for bariatric procedures, but every policy is different—as are the specific needs for each patient at the St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence. Continue reading

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Do I qualify for bariatric surgery?

A key indicator of necessary treatment is the patient’s body mass index (BMI). We also consider . . . Continue reading

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Will my insurance cover bariatric surgery?

Because morbid obesity is considered a medical condition, insurance will cover most surgeries if a . . . Continue reading

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How does St.Vincent help prepare patients for weight loss surgery?

Before the surgery, patients attend a free informational seminar that covers detailed information on . . . Continue reading

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Does St.Vincent provide support to patients after the surgery is over?

Continued consultations with our registered dietitians are available indefinitely to . . . Continue reading

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What dietary and lifestyle changes are recommended to bariatric patients after surgery?

Here are a few of the tips we generally give our patients . . . Continue reading

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Will I be able to stop worrying about my weight after the surgery?

Surgery will not cure obesity, but it will provide the tools necessary to . . . Continue reading

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Is it true that the body won’t tolerate certain foods afterward?

Once you begin eating a wide range of foods again, you may experience . . . Continue reading

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How much weight will I lose with bariatric surgery?

By the end of the first year following surgery, you will be . . . Continue reading

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Why consider bariatric weight loss surgery if there are risks involved?

Being severely obese greatly increases risk of death from a number other causes . . . Continue reading

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