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Bariatric Surgery FAQs

Bariatric surgery care teams at Ascension Via Christi Weight Management Bariatric answer your frequently asked questions about surgical weight loss.


Choosing to get bariatric surgery is an important decision. You should know what to expect and how to prepare for your weight-loss journey. Before your first consultation with a bariatric surgeon, please review our frequently asked questions. We provide you with answers about the types of bariatric surgery, dietary guidelines, recovery and more.

Can someone come with me to my appointment?


How do I get started with a weight-loss program?

The first step in your weight-loss journey is to attend a free seminar. You can register for an upcoming seminar by calling the program at 316-719-3391.

What happens at the behavioral evaluation?

Our Master Level Psychologist will perform a full pre-surgical psychological assessment.

Who qualifies for weight-loss surgery?

To qualify for any weight-loss procedure, you must be at least 18 years old and have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher. If your BMI is less than 40, you must suffer from a major, weight-related health issue to qualify for surgery. If your BMI is more than 40, you do not need to suffer from a weight-related health issue to qualify.