Pathway to Surgery

The structure of our weight loss program places you at the center of your healthcare team. A step-by-step process is in place to prepare you for surgery and your journey toward a happier and healthier life.

This process starts with education to learn about the procedure and life after weight loss surgery. The first step in the process is participating in an educational seminar. After you complete the live or online seminar, we will collect your insurance and health information. Our nurse case manager will perform a free insurance verification to check your individual benefits and your insurance company’s criteria for surgery.

We will contact you to review your benefits and schedule an appointment. As part of your evaluation, you will be scheduled for an appointment with our Registered Dietician and our behavioral health professional. We will also perform nutritional screening labs and any other consults or evaluations specific to your medical condition. Once these are successfully completed, the nurse case manager will submit for your insurance authorization and schedule your surgery date. Two weeks prior to surgery, you will start a special diet. The purpose of the diet is to shrink the liver to allow the surgeon better visualization to safely perform the surgery

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About Alleghenies Surgical

Alleghenies Surgical is proud to serve the Johnstown area to include the surrounding Cambria and Somerset counties. We have a team of highly trained professional staff members that are dedicated to handling your surgical needs. Our surgeons are highly experienced and caring surgeons. They offer weight loss (bariatric) surgery, minimally invasive (laparoscopic) general surgery procedures, as well as endoscopy (scopes) services. In addition to providing scheduled and emergency general surgical services for patients, we also specialize in anti-reflux surgical procedures like the LINX procedure.

Alleghenies Surgical specializes in a variety of metabolic and bariatric surgical procedures like the Lap-Band, Gastric Sleeve, and Gastric Bypass procedures for weight loss.

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Alleghenies Surgical
600 Somerset Avenue
Windber, PA 15963
Fax (814) 467-4751