MUSC Bariatric Surgery Program

bariatric surgery PROGRAM

MUSC Bariatric Surgery Program

The MUSC Bariatric Surgery program, which includes experienced mental health professionals, dietitians, nurses and physicians, is dedicated to helping patients safely realize weight loss success.

Free Informational Open House at MUSC

If you are interested in learning more about our program, please register to attend our free open house. This event consists of a one-hour seminar held at MUSC at 4 pm on the third Tuesday of January, April, July and October.  You will have an opportunity to meet our bariatric surgeons and support team, learn about the procedures we perform, ask questions about risks and benefits of surgery and begin the process of qualifying for surgery. Anyone interested in pursuing bariatric surgery at MUSC must first attend this open house. If it's not possible to attend in person, you may watch an online version of the seminar (see below). All attendees are invited to stay for our free Bariatric Surgery Support Group (5:30 - 7 pm) after the open house concludes. 

Our next open house will be:

July 15, 2014 at 4 p.m.
MUSC's Ashley River Tower, first floor auditorium
25 Courtenay Drive, Charleston, SC

Registration is required.
Register online or call 843-792-1414 to register.


Free Online Seminar

If you're unable to attend our open house in person, you may watch the following video about the risks and benefits of bariatric surgery. After viewing the video, please fill out the form below (link is below the video). You will then have the opportunity to print a packet of information to start your evaluation process for bariatric surgery. If you'd prefer, we can print the packet for you and mail it to you.



After viewing the video, please complete this form to begin the new patient evaluation process.


Introducing BLIS Insurance Coverage Option

MUSC's bariatric surgeons are BLIS surgeons. Becoming a BLIS surgeon is a very selective process and means that we meet very high standards of short term outcomes and long term patient success. As a result of our approval by BLIS, we are able to participate in an innovative new insurance coverage which allows us to make a commitment to our self-pay patients that should a covered complication occur within certain time frames following surgery, our patients are not responsible for the costs associated with the care of that complication.   

The complication protection is exclusively part of the package price you will pay for your weight loss surgery. We are happy to provide this benefit to our patients and ease your mind and your wallet in this important decision to have a life-saving surgery. Other terms and conditions apply; please contact our office and review the self-pay contract for further details about this program.

 Contact the MUSC Bariatric Surgery Program to schedule appointments or ask questions about MUSC's weight loss surgery program.

 

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