Bariatric patient care
that changes lives.

Bariatric Procedures to help you lose weight

A modern approach to weight loss surgery.

The patient journey is not linear. We provide our partner weight loss clinics with the tools they need to practice bariatric medicine the way it should be practiced—designed around the patient’s needs.

Our partner clinics accept all major commercial insurance payers, and most clinics will also accept Medicare and Medicaid. If a clinic does not accept your insurance, we will work with you to find another BCA clinic close to home and one that fits your needs.

Our Bariatric Procedures

We are committed to creating an individualized and sustainable weight loss treatment plan for all patients.

Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery Bariatric Centers of America

BENEFITS OF Weight Loss Surgery

More than just surgery.

Weight loss surgery is a life-altering event that can ultimately lead to a happier you. However, surgery is just one tool that will help you achieve your goal weight. Your weight loss story is a life-long journey that does not simply start and stop with surgery—but instead is a mix of proper nutrition, physical activity, vitamins and supplements, the appropriate after-care, and so much more.

Increased Energy
Longer Life
Better Health
Lower Medical Costs
More Happiness
Results that change lives.
Average Weight Loss
70% to 80% of excess weight loss
Diabetes Resolution
80+% patients cured of diabetes
Reduction in Medication Use
60+% free from medication
Qualify of Life
100% improvement
Bariatric Procedures Risk of Bariatric Procedures
Potential Risks

Before considering weight loss surgery, it is important to be familiar with the potential risks of bariatric procedures. Risks vary based on the type of bariatric procedure performed and the health of the patient.

  • Minor Complications
  • Major Complications
Minor Complications
  • Minor wound or skin infection
  • Loose/excess skin
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Acid reflux (heartburn)
  • Changes in bowel habits like diarrhea, bloating, cramping, or gas
  • Development of gallstones or gallbladder disease
  • Nutritional deficiencies
Bariatric Procedures Risk of Bariatric Procedures
Major Complications
  • Internal bleeding
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Blood clots in the legs or lungs
  • Changes in bowel habits like diarrhea, bloating, cramping, or gas
  • Internal Hernia
  • Perforation of stomach/intestines or leakage
Bariatric Procedures Risk of Bariatric Procedures
Pathway to Weight Loss Surgery
1. Request a consult
We encourage all bariatric patients to research their options prior to getting started. Once you are ready to start your weight loss journey, you can fill out a form on our website or call one of our partnered bariatric clinics.
2. Insurance verification
After you request your initial appointment, we will collect your insurance information and call your insurance company to find out more about your coverage and benefits. We will also go ahead and schedule you for an initial consultation. At your initial consult, your surgeon will discuss in detail your coverage and other payment options.
3. Initial consultation
At your initial consultation, you will get a chance to meet one-on-one with your surgeon to discuss your questions, concerns, and desired bariatric procedure. During the initial visit, you will also meet your patient navigator, who will discuss in detail the process of insurance approval, diagnostic testing, and surgery scheduling.
4. Preoperative education
During your preoperative education, you will attend a wellness class where you will be given all the details about what to expect before, during, and after surgery as it relates to nutrition, mental health, and physical activity.
5. Psychological evaluation
We require all patients to obtain a psychological clearance for bariatric surgery. The purpose of this step is to make sure you are ready to make a change in regards to your weight because surgery is not a quick fix, but requires a lifetime commitment. During this process, you will meet with our bariatric psychologist to discuss your history of weight gain and previous efforts to lose weight.
6. Diagnostic testing
Before surgery, you may be required to undergo diagnostic tests such as an EGD, have blood work drawn, or other tests performed to obtain medical, cardiac, or pulmonary clearance. If you need medical clearances, your patient navigator will notify you and will assist in providing a referral for these clearances.
7. Pre-op diet
Certain insurance providers will require patients to perform a 6-month, 3-month, or 6-week diet before surgery. If this is needed, your bariatric program's dietitian will assist in helping you get started. You will also be required to do a 2-week pre-op liquid diet. The purpose of the pre-op diet is to shrink the size of the liver for a safer and easier operation.
8. Surgery
Once you have completed your required evaluations, all of your clearances, and your pre-op diet, you are now ready for surgery! However, the journey does not stop here. Weight loss surgery is a lifelong journey with continued effort.
See if this is right for you.
Schedule a consult