Frequently Asked Questions

Bariatric Surgery

Surgical FAQs

BodyByBariatrics offers a personalized approach. We understand that every individual is unique. Dr. Dovec, Dr. Lane, and their dedicated team will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific goals, ensuring the best possible results for your weight loss journey. BodyByBariatrics offers convenience with virtual visits, communication via text, and smooth processes.

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (“Sleeve”)
  • Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass (“Gastric Bypass”)
  • Laparoscopic Revisional Bariatric Surgery
    • Conversion of Sleeve to Gastric Bypass
    • Removal of Adjustable Gastric Band (“Lap Band”) with conversion to Gastric Bypass 
  • Lap Band Removal (only)

The procedures are performed with minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques through four small incisions. 

Per updated guidelines, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery if your Body Mass Index (BMI) is > 30 kg/m² with weight related comorbidities (i.e., obstructive sleep apnea, hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), PCOS, Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) (fatty liver disease), etc.) or your BMI is > 35 kg/m² based on your weight alone.

Dr. Dovec performs a meticulous and systematic pre-operative evaluation to determine if additional testing and clearances are needed to safely proceed with the operation that is best for you and your goals.

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We are currently in network or actively working to be in network with all major commercial, Medicare, and Florida Medicaid plans. If you would our BodyByBariatrics’ Benefit Verification Team to perform a free insurance coverage check for bariatric surgery, please Click Here!

We are unable to accept out-of-state Medicaid Plans or any Marketplace Plans.

BodyByBariatrics is proud to offer some of the most competitive self-pay pricing in the country, starting at just $10,999 for both the Sleeve and Gastric Bypass procedures and $11,999 for Sleeve to Gastric Bypass Revision or Removal of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band with revision to a Sleeve or Gastric Bypass. There is an additional $500 program fee which includes the initial & final consultation with the surgeon, as well as access to our registered dietitian and nutrition program, monthly support groups, and follow up care for 3 months.

For those looking to finance their surgery, we accept CareCredit*, providing a flexible and convenient way to make your bariatric journey a reality. We believe that affordability should never compromise the quality of care, and our payment options are designed to provide you with everything you need for a successful bariatric journey without breaking the bank.

*Please note, a $300 processing fee will apply to the total cost if using CareCredit.

Many factors go into how long it takes to get from initial interest to surgery. Insurance may require a certain amount of time for you to complete your nutrition education. You will be provided with a checklist of pre-operative requirements based on your health history at your initial appointment. After your final appointment, authorization will be sent to the insurance company which can take up to 2 weeks to complete.

We perform surgery at Millenia Surgery Center and UCF Lake Nona Hospital in Orlando, Lakeland Regional Hospital in Lakeland, and AdventHealth Wesley Chapel in Wesley Chapel.

Surgical centers offer safe surgery with advanced technology, experienced staff, and strict protocols. These specialized facilities prioritize patient care, providing sterile environments and streamlined processes. With expert professionals and focused attention, surgical centers ensure a high standard of safety for surgical procedures.

We specialize in minimally invasive techniques. Some people go right back to work, even the day after surgery if their job is more sedentary and some prefer to take up to 4 weeks off. Most feel like themselves within a week after surgery.

Gastric bypass surgeries are reversible in some cases, although the process is complex and carries risks. While not as straightforward as the initial procedure, revisions or reversals can be pursued under specific circumstances.

Sleeve gastrectomy is irreversible due to the permanent removal of a portion of the stomach during the procedure. Once performed, the structural changes to the digestive system are permanent, and reversal is not a viable option.

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