Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the surgical weight-loss program at The Chicago Center for Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss?

  • What does Bariatric mean?

  • What are the causes of Obesity?

  • Who is a candidate for bariatric surgery?

  • What is the first step in the process?

  • Is a behavioral assessment required prior to surgery?

  • What if I do not have a Primary Care Physician?

  • Will my insurance cover surgery?

  • How long is the hospital stay?

  • How long are you off work following surgery?

  • Is surgery painful?

  • How much weight can I expect to lose?

  • What are the risks and/or potential complications of Bariatric Surgery?

  • How soon with the weight come off?

  • What follow-up care is provided after surgery?

  • Who attends support group meetings?

  • How do I learn more?