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Frequently Asked Questions about Weight Loss Surgery

At Children's National, we understand that families have many questions about their child's condition and care. Here is a list of frequently asked questions regarding bariatric weight loss surgery.

  • How safe is bariatric surgery?
  • Where can I go for counseling support in my community?
  • How long do I have to stay in the hospital for this procedure?
  • What are the patient criteria for bariatric surgery?
  • What is bariatric surgery?
  • Who qualifies for the bariatric surgery program?
  • Will my insurance cover this operation?
  • What is life like before and after bariatric surgery?