Presurgical Requirements

Once your Initial Consultation has been scheduled you will be required to complete a series of Medical Clearances. These clearances may include:

  • Primary Care Physician Clearance
  • EKG
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Upper GI exam
  • Gallbladder Ultrasound Exam

Also, depending on a patient’s medical condition or insurance requirement, additional Medical Clearances may include:

  • Cardiac Clearance
  • Pulmonary Clearance
  • GI Clearance
  • Medical Weight Loss Management
  • Nutritional Evaluation

All requirements will vary depending on each patient’s individual medical condition and insurance plan. After your consultation with Dr. Douglas Krahn you will sit down with a qualified professional that will explain your individual needs.

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About Dr. Krahn

Western Bariatric, AMC is a bariatric surgery provider serving patients in the San Bernardino, Riverside, and surrounding areas of Southern California. Available surgeries and treatments include Roux En Y Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Lap Band, Medical Weight Loss, Body Contouring, and Hiatal Hernia Surgery. Douglas Krahn, MD, FACS and his associate, Dr. Chin, are fellowship trained in general surgery and specialize in bariatric surgery. His associate Channing Chin, MD is highly trained in minimally invasive bariatric surgical techniques. Both doctors are strongly dedicated to their patients and want to help each person live the healthy life that they deserve.

When patients arrive at Western Bariatric, AMC, the first goal is helping each person to determine their weight loss needs and goals. The doctors and staff at Western Bariatric, AMC can customize a weight loss plan for each person, whether it involves non-surgical options like the medical weight loss plan or surgical options like laparoscopic gastric bypass. Call to arrange a consultation anytime!

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Western Bariatric, AMC

About Dr. Krahn

Western Bariatric, AMC is a bariatric surgery provider serving patients in the San Bernardino, Riverside, and surrounding areas of Southern California. Available surgeries and treatments include Roux En Y Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Lap Band, Medical Weight Loss, Body Contouring, and Hiatal Hernia Surgery. Douglas Krahn, MD, FACS and his associate, Dr. Chin, are fellowship trained in general surgery and specialize in bariatric surgery. His associate Channing Chin, MD is highly trained in minimally invasive bariatric surgical techniques. Both doctors are strongly dedicated to their patients and want to help each person live the healthy life that they deserve.

When patients arrive at Western Bariatric, AMC, the first goal is helping each person to determine their weight loss needs and goals. The doctors and staff at Western Bariatric, AMC can customize a weight loss plan for each person, whether it involves non-surgical options like the medical weight loss plan or surgical options like laparoscopic gastric bypass. Call to arrange a consultation anytime!


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Bridge Program

Our Bridge program is designed to educate patients who are contemplating weight loss surgery.

Most insurance companies require a 3-6 month medically supervised weight loss program prior to requesting surgery. This is where our specially designed Bridge program fits in. Patients now have the option of choosing our Bridge program over other weight loss programs that are very expensive and DO NOT prepare you for the necessary diet changes required after surgery. The Bridge program consists of monthly visits with our Dietitian. You will receive a full-color educational book, along with testing modules that ensure our patients are well prepared for their specific surgery.

This service is available for a small program fee of only $35.00 a month.

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New Patient Seminar

Before scheduling any procedures at Western Bariatric, all patients are required to attend one of our seminars. Please fill out a registration form and we will contact you with further details!

 
 
 
 

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Accepted Insurance Providers

Western Bariatric, AMC accepts these listed insurance providers. Please contact the office for further information on accepted insurances.

Aetna
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Cigna
HealthNet
Inland Empire Health Plan
Medicare
United Healthcare
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