Bariatric Dietician in Maryland
Education on healthy eating habits is a crucial part of successful weight loss surgery. We strongly believe that adequate preoperative education, support by a dietician during the early postoperative period, and timely dietician advice during later years is of utmost importance for achieving adequate weight loss and maintaining it for years to come.
Our dietary education and requirements are based on the highest standards with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and are essential for your success with bariatric surgery.
We are pleased to offer the pre-operative dietician package to you at NO UP FRONT COST. These classes can now be done at your own pace at home. This arrangement is for all bariatric surgery patients.
Your Pre-Surgery Visits with a Dietician will Include the Following:
- One initial one-hour individual assessment via telehealth.
- A 6-videotaped series of in-depth long-term bariatric education classes involving training and education in preoperative nutrition, exercise, and habits to start prior to surgery to prepare for the permanent lifestyle changes needed for success.
- An 8-videotaped series of depth preoperative education sessions involving training and education in diet, vitamins, exercise, and all postoperative expectations for the first 8 weeks post-surgery.
Prior to your first appointment with the dietician, please contact your insurance company to find out if the individual office telehealth and video education series is a covered benefit under your plan.
The codes the insurance company may ask for are:
1 – Initial telehealth 1- hour assessment/consultation -7802-95, Commercial & Medicare insurance or 97802-GT Medicaid insurance
2 – Video series education classes
Saint Agnes Healthcare will bill your insurance company for each visit. Any copays, co-insurance, or non-covered services will then be billed to you by Saint Agnes Healthcare. If the dietician services are not covered by your insurance plan, you will be responsible for a charge which is mandated by our contractual agreements. We will extend any allowable possible discounts to self-pay patients and insured patients without coverage of bariatric dietician services and provide you with proof of necessary medical service should you have FLEX or HSA.
Contacting Our Dietician
You may save time by registering with the dietician through Nutrition5.com, and filling out the new patient forms, to enter your information. You will then receive a call within 24-48 hours from a 240-area code phone number to schedule an appointment. If you miss the call, please check your voicemail for the direct number to call back on.
We look forward to assisting and advising you through the process of having surgical weight loss.
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