|KEY THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BMI SURGERY:
- Our program is 1 of only 8 in Illinois
and we are the only bariatric surgery program in Will, Grundy, Kankakee
and Southwest Cook Counties that has been recognized as a Center
- BMI Surgery has performed nearly 3,000 weight loss
- We compare favorably to all national benchmarks.
- We have a remarkably low major and minor complication
rate compared to local, regional, and national rates.
- Our patients experience greater weight loss than published
- BMI Surgery provides long-term care with follow-up
appointments, information, and support resources such as Web-based clinical
support tools so we can keep you on track.
- In addition, BMI provides patients with Web-based
tools and support groups that can be helpful in adjusting to new daily habits.
- If you have health insurance, choosing a surgeon that
is part of your insurance network can significantly reduce out-of-pocket
costs. But, you usually have to contact your insurance provider in advance
to see if the surgeon you choose and the surgery you select are covered
by your plan.
- Find out if you have insurance coverage
for bariatric surgery.
- If surgery is covered, work with your bariatric
practice to gather all the required documentation for pre-approval.
- Follow up to make sure your insurance company has
received your materials.
Our bariatric health care facilities:
||Silver Cross Hospital Campus in New Lenox, Illinois. Silver Cross Hospital Weight Loss, BMI Surgery, Center of Excellence, Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery, Chicago, Joliet, SW Chicago Suburbs, IL
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Our bariatric health care team:
||Our Bariatric Surgeons: Dr. Christopher Joyce and Dr. Brian Lahmann, Our Bariatric Coordinator: Cherrish Jany, Our Dietician: Susan Murray,
Our Exercise Specialists: Charles Murray, Our Practice Manager: Vicki Funk, Our Insurance Coordinator: Nicole Puntney, Our Nurse Assistant:
Peggy Draksler, Our Patient Services Representative: Toni Colwell, Our Medical Assistant: Christine Gonzales.