When you are ready to change your life — you want it to happen now… and fast! The FastTrack program means that a patient may be able to have surgery within 4-6 weeks of their decision to pursue surgical weight loss.
Self-Pay Bariatric Surgery (FastTrack)
When you decide to change your life once and for all, you don’t want to wait any longer. Throughout our FastTrack/Self-Pay Bariatric Surgery program, you can undergo weight loss surgery in as little as 4-6 weeks from taking the first step to pursue surgical weight loss.
To qualify for the FastTrack/Self-Pay program, patients need to meet the following requirements:
- Self-pay or finance option – If you are going to pay for surgery “out of pocket” or finance your procedure, we can help guide you through the process.
- Complete preoperative workup as specified by our office. The minimum requirements include a primary care physician clearance, current lab work, a psychological evaluation, cardiac clearance for patients age 50 and older, an appointment with Dr. Snyder’s registered dietician and attend our free pre-op nutrition class.
- The qualified patient meets the criteria for surgery set forth by The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (“ASMBS”). A gastric sleeve and gastric bypass requires a BMI equal to or greater than 35. A gastric banding requires a BMI of equal to or greater than 30.
- The qualified patient has taken the decision and process seriously. They have completed significant research into their weight loss options and have met limited success with other “non-surgical,” weight-loss programs. Our patients are ready to make the necessary lifestyle changes to ensure desired weight loss goals are accomplished.
The FastTrack/Self-Pay option commences with your new patient consult with your surgeon.
If you are unable to qualify for our Fast-Track/Self-Pay bariatric surgery option, you may still be an excellent candidate for weight loss surgery. For more information, see our pre-operative information or contact us.