After you have checked with your insurance company to verify coverage, you may call the Columbia St. Mary’s Bariatric team at 414-962-2274. A bariatric team member will take basic health information to determine if you're a candidate and potentially schedule your appointment.
The bariatric staff will then help you calculate your body mass index (BMI). If your BMI is greater than 40, or greater than 35 with significant obesity-related health problems, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery. You can use our online BMI calculator to determine body mass index. Your surgeon will make the final decision regarding whether you are a candidate for undergoing a bariatric procedure.