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Considering weight loss surgery is a major decision that should be carefully evaluated. Many of our patients view surgery as a “lifesaving” intervention, but society sees it as an “elective” operation.
Many of our patients come from neighbor islands and even as far as across the Pacific. Our program in conjunction with Castle Hospital works with our traveling patients to provide efficient use of travel time and minimize trips needed for surgery preparation.
Dr. Fowler will consider seeing patients who have had their weight loss surgery done at another location. In order for the office to make an initial appointment, you must first submit the Required Reports.
All patients will have to pay a Program Fee for Castle Hospital. This charge incorporates many of the services that are not reimbursable by your insurance. Specifically, the Program Fee encompasses Dietician Consults, Exercise Specialist Consults, Support Groups before and after surgery, programmaterials, data management, and supplemental seminars in well-being.
Most patients are able to obtain weight loss surgery as a covered benefit under their health insurance. In some cases, particular insurances will not pay for qualified candidates, or limit the type of operation offered. If the qualified patient still wishes to undergo surgery, they can proceed on a cash pay basis.
As with all surgeries there are risks involved. This page has information on some of the procedures.
There are many forms associated with surgery. This page has our most frequently used documents and forms.