Frequently Asked Questions - Murrieta Valley Surgery Associates


Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about bariatric surgery.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

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As part of our Comprehensive approach to Weight Management solutions, we offer Nutritional Counseling conducted by very knowledgeable and experienced Registered Dietitians. The Primary purpose of  the program is to ensure that our Patients who are on the Weight Loss Surgery Pathway are well educated on a holistic platform about all the necessary dietary changes and the behavior modifications that would lead to successful outcomes before and after Surgery. This service is provided in conjunction with our Bariatric Program.

We provide comprehensive nutritional education based on the DASH plan and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Nutritional guideline for Bariatric Surgery.

Our Nutritional counseling program is not limited to the morbidly obese Patients only.  Nutritional Counseling Services are available to anyone over the age of 18 years who may benefit from Nutritional counseling, such as patients with Diabetes Mellitus, Hypercholesterolemia, High Blood Pressure and Acid Reflux. 
All Nutritional Counseling  and Weight Management Classes are conducted by Registered Dietitians.

Q: What is morbid obesity?

Q: Does insurance cover weight loss surgery?

Q: Is bariatric surgery safe?

Q: What kind of lifestyle changes will I have to make following surgery?

Q: Are you a candidate for weight loss surgery?

Q: How long do I have to take the classes before I can have a consult with the Surgeon:

Q: What happens after the classes are completed?

Q: What does the class instructions consist of?

Q: I have PPO Insurance coverage. Does my insurance pay for the weight Management Classes?

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