Weightlosswhattoexpect

What to Expect

At our live seminar you’ll attend a short presentation and have an opportunity to speak with one of our providers. At our online seminar you’ll watch a short presentation and hear testimonial from Swedish bariatric patients.

Please note that completing the surgical seminar (online or in person) is a prerequisite for having surgery.

At our surgical weight loss seminar, a bariatric (weight loss) surgeon discusses:

  • Health risks related to obesity
  • Surgical options including benefits and risks
  • Medically supervised weight loss program
  • Overview of the team 

At our non-surgical weight loss seminar, a dietitian covers:

Insurance plans can be confusing. If you’d like to give Swedish permission to verify your benefits, we can take care of that for you. All you need to do is complete the insurance authorization form at the seminar. After weight loss benefits are checked, a patient service coordinator will call you to discuss next steps.

If you wish to proceed, we will schedule your initial visits to determine if weight loss surgery is right for you. Over the course of two visits, you’ll meet the following people:

  • Surgeon
  • Medical provider
  • Medical assistant
  • Dietitian
  • Psychologist
  • Patient care coordinator