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Starting Your Journey with Weight Loss Surgery

Fairfield Medical Center’s bariatric program was designed with specific steps to create a streamlined experience and lasting results.

Step 1: Complete the Program Eligibility Form

This form helps our team assess your eligibility and available insurance benefits. Many programs require you to find this information on your own, but our insurance verification specialists are here to simplify the process.

Please complete the following:

Step 2: Gather Information

Once you submit your eligibility form, our team members will verify your insurance coverage and contact you to discuss next steps. If you are interested in learning more about the process, we will coordinate an opportunity for you to explore the program in greater detail.

In the meantime, these videos can help you get to know our team:

Step 3: Begin the Preparation Process 

Once you feel confident that our program is the best fit to help you reach your goals, you will move on to the next steps of the weight loss surgery journey.

FMC’s bariatric preparation process includes education sessions and consultations with your surgeon, bariatric program navigator and registered dietitians. Together, these specialists help ensure you have the tools you need to build a lifestyle that will support success for years to come.

Program steps include:

  • Initial consultation to review your medical history, discuss which of the surgical options best fit your needs, and an overview of the preparatory process
  • Group education classes covering nutrition, exercise, multivitamins and more
  • Individual meetings with our registered dietitian
  • Pre-surgical consultations (surgical clearance, submission of documentation to insurance)
  • Surgery

Step 4: Celebrate Your Achievements!

Having bariatric surgery is the first of many milestones in your transformation to a healthier life. To stay on track, we encourage all post-operative patients to:

  • Find a supportive community and attend regular support groups
  • Invest in meal planning to support dietary changes
  • Adopt an exercise regimen that combines cardio and strength several times a week
  • Follow up routinely with your primary care provider and bariatric care team to ensure long-term health and wellness

Our team will support you through your surgery date and beyond. We look forward to working with you as you navigate the incredible life changes that come with weight loss surgery.

Patient Perspectives

Feeling Fierce

Lisa Fierce is finally making herself – and her health – a priority after shedding more than 180 pounds following her weight loss surgery at FMC

Reelin’ in Results

FMC nurse Millie Pritchard has a healthier outlook on life after dropping more than 100 pounds following bariatric surgery.

Adventure Awaits – Jennifer and Chris’ Bariatric Surgery Journey

After losing a combined 400 pounds following weight loss surgery, Jennifer and Chris Boggs are enjoying life as they never have before.


If you have questions, please contact our office at 740-475-0442.