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When you decide to pursue bariatric surgery, we understand that the process can feel overwhelming. At Florida Coast Weight Loss Center, we want to take the guesswork out weight loss surgery for our patients from the Orlando, Jacksonville, and Daytona Beach areas, as well as those traveling from anywhere across the United States. We’re dedicated to guiding you through the weight loss journey from start to finish and setting you up for long-term success. This allows you to focus on what matters most: losing weight and embracing the new, healthier you.

Your Weight Loss Surgery Journey

The first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced bariatric surgeons at Florida Coast Weight Loss Center. Dr. Peterson will discuss your needs and goals and determine if you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery. Once you have been approved to move forward with surgery, we’ll do everything we can to ensure an easy and efficient process.

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Bariatric Surgery Steps at Florida Coast Weight Loss Center:

Insurance Verification

If you plan to use insurance, we’ll help you find out what your health provider will and won’t cover. Additionally, many providers require that patients seeking a bariatric procedure fulfill a minimum number of visits with their physician prior to approving them for weight loss surgery. These mandatory appointments can be done at Florida Coast Weight Loss Center and will include informative meetings with a registered dietician, exercise guidance for pre-and post-operative phases of your treatment plan, and psychological assessments.

If you don’t plan to use your medical insurance to pay for your bariatric procedure, this step can be condensed.

Medical Clearance

If you don’t plan to use your medical insurance to pay for your bariatric procedure, this step can be condensed.

  • Cardiac clearance
  • An established basal metabolic rate (BMR)
  • A DEXA scan for body composition and skeletal health
  • A psychological assessment and clearance, as necessary
  • An esophageal examination, as necessary

Pre-op Consultation

Prior to your weight loss procedure, you’ll meet with your bariatric surgeon to ensure you have a good understanding of your treatment plan, how the procedure works, and what you can expect during recovery.

We are proud to offer a preoperative program that consolidates the prerequisites for weight loss surgery to make the process as fast and efficient as possible. To find out how, please inquire about Florida Weight Loss Center’s Self-Pay program when you schedule your initial consultation.

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The Path to Medical Weight Loss

While weight loss surgery is indicated for some patients to achieve healthy body weight, it is only one of several life-saving options we provide. If bariatric surgery is not right for you, you may be a candidate for our medically-supervised weight loss program called REWIRE.

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REWIRE educates, supports, and empowers patients to overcome contributing factors to obesity. This medical weight loss program is a 12-week intensive that includes the following:

  • Physician Consultation
  • Advanced Practitioner Visits (done through Amethyst Wellness)
  • Personal Health & Wellness Coaching Sessions
  • Access to the Online REWIRE Curriculum
  • Biometric Body Composition Scans at 1, 6, & 12 Weeks
  • Basic Lab Order & Interpretation
  • 90-Day Prescription Medication Management (if indicated)

Contact Us to Become A Patient

If you would like to learn more about weight loss surgery or start the process of becoming a patient at Florida Coast Weight Loss Center, we look forward to meeting you. Contact us now to take the first step to a slimmer and healthier you.

The surgeons at Florida Coast Weight Loss Center have either authored or reviewed and approved this content.