Getting Started With Bariatric Surgery

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Dr. Bagnato has performed thousands of bariatric surgery procedures and continues to help people in Macon and the surrounding areas of Georgia achieve lasting weight loss.

At Palmyra Surgical, we have a dedicated team of weight loss specialists to guide you through this process. In addition to board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. John Bagnato, our team includes nurses and bariatric specialists, some of whom have undergone bariatric surgery. Each team member has a unique and in-depth perspective on your upcoming journey and the surgery process.

Making the Right Choice

Deciding if weight loss surgery is right for you is a personal choice. To assist you, we invite you to attend our free online seminar.

Am I a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

As you determine if bariatric surgery is the right choice for your needs, you may wonder if you qualify for weight loss surgery. Most people with a BMI greater than 35 will qualify for surgery.

If you still need to meet the listed criteria for surgery based on your health insurance coverage, Dr. Bagnato can still help. Contact us, and we will provide all relevant medical information to your insurance carrier.

Your First Visit

Before you visit our office, please complete several forms to make your first visit easier. When you contact us to schedule an appointment, we will provide you with a “patient access code.”  Please enter this code and your last name into our patient portal to begin this process.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Bagnato will review your medical history and conduct a complete medical assessment. If your insurance company rules it necessary, we will also complete a nutritional and mental health assessment.

Please bring the following documentation to your first visit:

  • Current insurance card
  • Valid picture ID
  • Medical records covering primary care for the past 3-5 years
  • Documentation of past weight loss efforts
  • Printed list of current medications from your pharmacy

Please do not fax any documents to our office. Submit paperwork using our online portal, and bring accompanying documentation to your first visit.

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Macon Office

420 Charter Blvd, Suite 103.
Macon, GA 31210-4854
Phone: (478) 471-8484