Frequently Asked Questions

What is bariatric surgery?

You may have heard the term “bariatric surgery” popping up in weight loss communities and appearing randomly in blog articles articles and on Youtube. Bariatric surgery is a real, effective option for those who need to lose weight for their health.

What are the pros and cons of weight loss surgery?

Weight loss surgery can help you with:

  • Obesity
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure

Weight loss surgery does have several cons:

  • Lengthy recovery time
  • Long-term success depends on the patient
  • Costly if not covered by insurance

Find out if you’re a candidate for bariatric surgery.

How long is the recovery period for bariatric surgery?

Since your bariatric surgery procedure is considered major surgery, there will be a recovery period of several weeks. Depending on your overall health and the speed at which your body heals, this could be as little as two weeks or as much as six or eight weeks.

Read more about recovering after bariatric surgery.

What are the safest bariatric surgery procedures?

The very latest in laparoscopic surgery technology and the most advanced weight loss surgery techniques allows for a faster, less painful recovery period. Laparoscopic surgery allows Dr. Dahiya to complete your bariatric surgery procedure using very small incisions that heal more quickly and reduce the risk of infection and other complications. For example, we use the state-of-the-art SPIDER® Surgical System to perform LAP-BAND®, REALIZE® Band, and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy procedures with a single incision.

Read more about our procedures.

Is weight loss surgery covered by insurance?

The vast majority of patients with Medicaid, Medicare, and even private health insurance can get insurance coverage for bariatric surgery. This is because bariatric surgery, in almost all cases, is considered medically necessary. In other words, your insurance company believes that the cost of treating you for future obesity-related medical conditions outweighs the cost as well as the risks and complications of bariatric surgery.

Read more about financing your surgery.

Do you have parking facilities?


Free Parking is available at the parking structure out front. Valet services are available.

Do I need to quit smoking for bariatric surgery?

You absolutely must quit smoking prior to getting bariatric surgery.

Read about why bariatric patients need to quit smoking here.

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