Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Bariatric Surgery Center for You

Dr. Jason F. Moy
Dr. Brian T. Chin
Daniel Roman
October 19, 2023
5 Tips for Choosing the Best Bariatric Surgery Center for You

When it comes to choosing weight loss surgery, it can be an incredibly daunting decision to make. Here at BASS Bariatric, we don’t take your decision lightly. We know that there’s fear, overwhelm, and anxiety associated with making the leap towards bariatric surgery. This is why it’s of the utmost importance to choose a center that’s right for you. When choosing a bariatric surgery center, you may want to take a few factors into consideration. We want to give you all the support you need when making this pivotal decision. Here are some tips when choosing a bariatric surgery center that will cater to your specific needs.

Bariatric Surgery Near Me: Where To Begin

There’s one question everyone has when choosing bariatric surgery: what are my safest options? This is an absolutely normal question to have, and a wise one at that. Doing the extensive research needed to ensure your safety and wellbeing is a great place to start. We highly recommend considering these notions when making your choice:

  1. Expertise and Experience of Your Doctors

             a. This may seem like a given, but it’s actually going to be one of the leading factors when choosing your surgery center. Don’t be afraid to ask your doctors              questions when considering weight loss surgery. This will also inform you of their receptiveness and availability to your needs. You can ask them about their              experience, education, background, and any areas of specialized expertise. You can learn more about our top surgeons in the bariatric field here.

  1. Ongoing Support Options

            a. Bariatric surgery is not a “one-and-done” operation. It’s an ongoing process that will take time and expertise to navigate. Your surgeon should make a post-             surgery recovery program that tailors to your needs. This also means receiving support from your surgeon for the months to come. Luckily, BASS surgeons have a             plan in place for you long after the date of your surgery.

  1. Patient Education

            a. Your bariatric surgery center should be adamant about giving you the right amount of education prior to your operation. It’s never a good idea to go into surgery             blindly. Making patients aware of what the surgery entails, what recovery will look like, and how to maintain results is essential. Make sure your surgery center             gives you the full-scope of your operation.

  1. Insurance Coverage

          a. You shouldn’t have to pay exorbitant prices to get the care you need. Consulting with your insurance company beforehand to make sure your care is covered will            create more ease in the process. Most insurance agencies cover weight-loss surgery so long as the patient meets the criteria.

  1. Overall Approach of the Team

           a. Every doctor, team-member, and nurse that plays a role in your surgery experience will have an impact. Choose your surgery center wisely. Is the staff warm,            welcoming, and caring? Are there enough team-members to help with all aspects of this surgery? From your initial consultation to the day of the surgery and            beyond, every interaction counts.

Bariatric Surgery Centers That Care

At BASS Bariatric Surgery Center, we’re here to support you in every phase of your journey. This is why we’re composed of some of the area’s leading experts in weight-loss surgery. We take all of your needs, concerns, anxieties, and questions very seriously. We’ll work with you from the get-go to create a sustainable plan that works best for you. Not only this, for the months to come you’ll still receive all the support necessary in your weight-loss process. We’re honored to have impacted the lives of so many. If you’re interested in seeing some success stories, read about them here. Feel free to contact us at (925) 281-3711, or schedule your consultation today.

About The Author

Daniel Roman, Content Writer

Daniel Roman is a Digital Content Writer at BASS Medical Group. He received his Masters in Journalism from UC Berkeley in 2021. Daniel has published multiple newspaper articles covering public health issues. His latest was a magazine cover story on pandemics and diseases that he co-wrote with Dr. Elena Conis, a historian of medicine, public health, and the environment.

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