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UPMC's six-month bariatric presurgical lifestyle program helps you build lifestyle skills you can use before and after bariatric surgery.
Soon after engaging in your bariatric presurgical lifestyle program, you will meet with your bariatric surgeon to:
Talk to your doctor about how to prepare for your bariatric weight loss surgery. You may have restrictions on eating, drinking, and taking medications before your procedure.
As part of preparing for bariatric surgery, insurance companies require patients to participate in a comprehensive, six-month bariatric presurgical lifestyle program.
If you can't attend our program, you can make special arrangements with your primary care physician (PCP) to fulfill the insurance requirements. We will provide materials to help your PCP guide you and document your progress through the six-month program.
Contact us about for help preparing for bariatric surgery and assistance making these special arrangements.