Are you one of six million Americans currently suffering from morbid obesity? Are conventional weight loss techniques not proving effective? If so, a weight loss plan from the Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss Surgery might be the solution you need to put off the pounds and get your life back. To schedule your consultation, call one of their offices -- in Gulfport or Hattiesburg, Mississippi or Slidell, Louisiana -- or book an appointment online.
Weight loss surgery isn't for everyone. But typically, you're eligible for it if you're morbidly obese. Dr. Balder will examine you for the following to determine if you are morbidly obese:
Like any surgical procedure, weight loss surgery carries a certain amount of risk. Though recent advances in technology have lowered the overall risk of complications from surgery, you should carefully review your options with Dr. Balder to understand the procedure and associated risks.
Having health insurance does not guarantee coverage for weight loss surgery. Many insurance companies consider weight loss surgery an elective procedure and will not provide coverage. However, some insurance companies offer coverage if you file a claim and if necessary, an appeal.
Many insurance companies will ask for specific information and documentation, so prepare to provide the following:
Surgery alone isn’t a guarantee of long-term results, and Dr. Balder may advise some lifestyle changes following the procedure. Changes in eating habits, additional physical activity, and the backing of a support group are essential supplements for weight loss surgery.
If you think you qualify for weight loss surgery, call to schedule a consultation or book your appointment online.