Our Process

STEP 1 - BARIATRIC CONSULT

  1. Introduction to South Texas Surgeons
  2. Meet your Bariatric Surgeon
  3. Education on the process
  4. Contact your referring Primary Care Physician

STEP 2 - PHYSICAL EVALUATION

  1. Nutrition Assessment Completed
  2. Schedule Psych Consultation
  3. Schedule Cardiology Consultation (if needed)
  4. Schedule Sleep Study/Pulmonary Consult (if needed)
  5. Consult with Primary Care Physician

STEP 3 - INSURANCE APPROVAL/SUBMITTAL (if needed)

  1. Complete All Insurance Requirements
  2. Obtain Medical Clearances/Approvals
  3. Verify Patient Roadmap

STEP 4 - SCHEDULE SURGERY

  1. Receive Final Authorization for Surgery
  2. Schedule Surgeon Visit within 30 Days of Surgery
  3. Review Post-Surgical Nutritional Plan and Supplies

STEP 5 - FOLLOW UP VISTS/SUPPORT GROUPS

  1. Schedule Follow Up Visits with Your Surgeon
  2. Coordinate Continuum of Care Post-Surgery
  3. Join STX Surgeons Support Groups