Steps To Surgery

If you are interested in pursuing weight loss surgery with Western Bariatric Institute (WBI) following are the steps to get started. Your patient advocate is Mason Hermosillo. He will work directly with you to answer any questions and support you with your path to surgery. Norma Seed and Hannah Linden assist in the advocate department and are here to guide you as well. You can call them anytime during the process if you need assistance or you can even talk to Norma about her personal weight loss surgery experience at 775-326-9152 ext. 3.

1. Click Here REQUEST A CONSULTATION – Request a consultation with one of our surgeons.  or call 775-326-9152 ext. 3.

2. Click here INSURANCE VERIFICATION – Verify your insurance coverage for bariatric surgery. When calling your insurance company it is helpful to know the CPT Codes for each procedure when discussing coverage. Band-43770, By-Pass-43644 and Sleeve-43775. You can also click here and we will check to verify benefits for you.

3. Online Seminar WATCH SEMINAR – Watch our free 24 hour online seminar. For more information call (877) 985-6771 or click [here].

4. Click Here PAPERWORK – Fill out the patient paperwork and send it to your patient advocate. Patient Information 2016. Email it to or fax it to 775-789-9210, drop it off or  mail it.

After your consultation, you will meet with your patient advocate and go over all the specifics needed to continue. Prior to surgery, you will need to partner with your Primary Care Physician (PCP)  for a referral letter and medical records that support your medical necessity for weight loss surgery.  The patient advocate staff will help you with this. We have a sample referral letter if your PCP needs it or you can find it on this website under primary care physician.

The path to surgery is different for each patient and also may vary according to your own personal insurance coverage. Please remember that our staff is here to help you every step of the way and we will work hard to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible.

If you any questions please call our office at 775-326-9152 ext. 3.

Western Bariatric Institute is a Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery in Northern Nevada.

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