Due to the current situation with COVID-19, many of us are being asked to put off elective and non-urgent medical appointments. While this is necessary, bariatric telemedicine makes it possible to begin your weight loss journey safely.
Bariatric surgery involves surgically altering the digestive system to promote weight loss. Patients who qualify generally fit a few criteria.
First, they generally need to have a BMI of 40 or over to qualify for bariatric surgery. However, patients with lower BMIs sometimes qualify due to having weight-related health issues.
Second, the best bariatric surgeon will want to know the weight loss history of his patients. Bariatric surgery requires careful attention to lifestyle post-surgery. So, this is important.
However, both surgeon and patient want to work toward the same goal. For this reason, scheduling a consultation allows a top bariatric surgeon to understand where his patients are coming from.
Telemedicine for Our Patients
While the CDC and our local governments suggest that we avoid going out for non-essential reasons, we can use telemedicine. Bariatric telemedicine allows you to begin your weight loss journey from the comfort of your home.
The providers at Maryland Bariatrics can meet with new patients and conduct many other appointments via telemedicine.
We are currently offering some of our seminars virtually. After registering, you will receive a Zoom link shortly before the seminar begins.
Seminars are an example of bariatric telemedicine in that they allow you learn more about bariatric surgery on your computer at home.
The advantage to bariatric telemedicine is that you can have real-time contact with one of the best bariatric surgeons in Maryland.
Start Your Weight Loss Journey Now with Bariatric Telemedicine
Stay safe in the comfort of your own home and begin your weight loss journey. Get a consultation with a bariatric surgeon and learn about the best options for you.
Continue your journey with follow up appointments and virtual seminars.
Give us a call at (301) 965-0546 to schedule a virtual appointment with one of our providers, even if you are a new patient!