Supervised Weight Loss
Patients who are planning on having bariatric surgery typically require some amount of consecutive months (or weeks) of supervised weight loss appointments prior to surgery as part of their "passport to surgery" checklist.
You have the option of doing your supervised weight loss appointments with us or your primary care physician. Most patients opt to do thier appointments with us in order to learn more about the process and how food plays a role in their life after surgery.
If you do not require supervised weight loss, you are still required by your surgeon at UT Health to see a dietitian twice prior to surgery.
Medicare Plans typically require you to complete your supervised weight loss visits with a primary care physician and will not count any appointments with a dietitian towards your required supervised weight loss appointments.