Where to Begin
- This web site is a good place to start. It has been created to give you a thorough understanding of the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery.
- Hope Bariatrics requires every patient to attend or view our on-line seminar. After that, make an appointment at one of our convenient office locations. The surgeons of Hope Bariatrics perform surgery at three community hospitals (Heritage Valley Health System, Sewickley and Upper St. Clair, and Washington Health System) that are outside of the city.
Office location and main number for all offices: 412-741-8862
Sewickley: 111 Hazel Lane, Suite 100 Sewickley, PA 15143
Upper St. Clair: 1050 Bower Hill Rd. Suite 203 Pittsburgh, PA 15243
- Finding an experienced weight loss surgeon is very important for safe outcomes and careful follow-up care. Geoffrey H. Wilcox, MD, FACS and Michael D. Felix, MD, FACS of Hope Bariatrics are both board certified general surgeons who have performed over 1000 weight loss surgeries, combined.
- Talking to others who have taken the path you are now considering may help you understand what you need to know to make a decision you can be comfortable with. Hope Bariatrics invites you and a guest to attend our Weight Loss Surgery support groups facilitated by our dietitian and attended by our post-operative patients.
- Talking to your primary care physician, physician specialist or family physician is a good next step.
- Call your insurance company to find out if they cover weight loss surgery. All insurances have different requirements, FIND OUT ABOUT YOURS!
- In the end, your best source of information is an experienced bariatric surgeon who knows how to handle your special needs before, during and after weight loss surgery. Dr. Wilcox and Felix are available at our monthly seminars to answer all your question to help you decide if weight loss surgery is right for you.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: