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The Purpose of The Program Fee

Your success with bariatric surgery is dependent on your long-term follow up.  Patients must eat right and exercise right PLUS have bariatric surgery to lose weight (and keep it off).  The program fee is a $200 fee that is held in an escrow state to encourage your long term follow up and success.  It will be refunded to your account when:

  • You return to your 6 month follow up appointment (if you return within 5-7 months, this is acceptable).  $50 will be returned to your account regardless of your weight loss.
  • You return to your 12 month follow up appointment (if you return within 10-14 months, this is acceptable). $50 will be returned to your account regardless of your weight loss.
  • You return to your 2 year follow up appointment (if your return within 22-26 months, this is acceptable).  $50 will be returned to your account regardless of your weight loss and the other $50 will be returned to your account if you are within 20% of your goal weight (as defined at your pre-op appointments).

What Happens to Money Not Refunded?

Money that is not refunded will be donated to one of following charities/organizations:

American Red Cross2.American Cancer Society
Susan G. Komen Breast cancer Foundation
Obesity Action Coalition
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

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Our office (and staff) have donated more than $70,000 per year
from 2014-2018 to worthwhile charitable organizations. We care about our community!