Starting Your Weight Loss Journey

If you are interested in pursuing weight loss surgery with Western Bariatric Institute, there are a few steps you need to take to get started, but don’t worry, our patient advocates will be there for you every step of the way.

At Western Bariatric Institute, your journey will include much more than just weight loss surgery. Our surgeons have performed over 4,000 minimally invasive weight loss procedures and there is always a bariatric surgeon on-call.

As one of the nation’s first Bariatric Centers of Excellence, and the first in Northern Nevada, we are pioneers in the field, and have been working hard, perfecting our technique and practice – you are receiving education, support and care from one of the most comprehensive programs in the country, as well as long term support that will last a lifetime.

Starting Your Weight Loss Journey

Don’t be nervous, this is an exciting time! Starting your weight loss journey doesn’t start with us, it starts with YOU.

Beginning your journey is a lifestyle change, there’s no getting around it. You have to be committed to the journey, the new life, and the new food and exercise routines you will be starting, and you CAN do it. We promise.

Weight loss surgery isn’t just a quick fix, if you don’t change your habits, the weight will come back, your stomach can re-stretch, and its important to remember to stay strong!

1Fill out the patient information form here

Fill out the patient information form and send it to our office. You can email it to mhermosillo@westernsurgical.com, fax it to 775-789-9210, drop it off, or mail to 645 North Arlington Ave, Ste 525, Reno, NV 89503. This paperwork will allow us to verify that you are a surgical candidate. Please allow 5-7 business days for review. Click here to be sure you meet insurance guidelines. Please read and review the WBI Surgery Protocol and Patent Responsibilitydocuments. You can ask for a printed copy at your consultation.

2Verify your insurance coverage

When calling your insurance company to verify bariatric coverage, it is helpful to know the CPT Codes for each procedure when discussing coverage. Gastric Bypass – 43644 and Sleeve – 43775.  If your insurance doesn’t cover this service, ask the patient advocate staff about financing available through a local credit union.

3. Watch Our Online Seminar here

Watch our free online seminar available 24 hours a day.

If you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to contact WBI today and let us walk through the beginning process of weight loss surgery.