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For some people, nutrition and lifestyle improvements alone may not be enough to achieve a healthy weight. Surgery may be a better and safer option to overcome the challenges of significant weight loss.
The Surgical Weight Loss Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers advanced care to help you lose weight and improve your overall health. Our team works with you to develop a personalized care plan combining surgery, nutrition, exercise and psychological support. We work together to help you attain a healthy, vibrant life.
To be a candidate for surgery, you need to meet the following criteria:
After an initial evaluation with our team, our surgeons will work with you to decide the best treatment based on your health, individual needs and personal preferences.
We are passionate about helping you transform your life and we walk alongside you every step of the way. Read how our patients are experiencing a new world of opportunities.
Body mass index (BMI) is a method of screening for a weight category using the ratio of your height to your weight. The result is used as an index of obesity. Calculate your BMI.
The following information can help you understand what to expect before, during and after your surgery.
Before you decide on weight loss surgery, you should contact your insurance company to verify if weight loss surgery is covered by your policy and the dollar amount for your deductible. You should also verify whether Vanderbilt University Medical Center and our surgical weight loss surgeons are part of your insurance coverage.
When calling your insurance company, use the following codes for operative procedures:
Vanderbilt Weight Loss Center
Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 22200
Nashville, TN 37204
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