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Bariatric Program

Evaluation by Our Surgeons

In the initial letter we send you in response to receiving your packet, we will outline some steps you need to take prior to scheduling an initial evaluation in our office. We recommend obtaining relevant medical records from your other doctor(s) which show evidence of your weight over a period of time (for example, 3 years), and any medical conditions related to your weight. Your insurance company may also require a nutritional consultation or psychiatric consultation. We will advise you how to go about that, if it is necessary. Although Cahaba Valley Surgical Group staff will ultimately arrange your information into a packet and submit to your insurance company for medical review, it is your responsibility to obtain the requested documents from your other care providers (primary physicians, dieticians, psychiatric professionals, etc.). When you have obtained all relevant materials, please submit them together to the Bariatric Coordinator for review. This review will take approximately 15 – 30 business days from our receipt of this packet. We will then contact you to discuss your information, and schedule your initial consult with one of our surgeons. We are not able to submit your information to your insurance company until we have conducted an evaluation.

We do not schedule bariatric evaluations for patients for whom we have not received all requested clinical data, who do not meet our baseline criteria, or who have no history of weight loss attempts through non-surgical methods.

Nondiscrimination Statement:

Cahaba Valley Surgical Group, P.C. complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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