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New Patients with No History of Weight Loss Surgery
The following steps are for new patients who have not had weight loss surgery. This thorough process is to ensure that bariatric surgery is the best treatment option for your health. All the elements are necessary prior to scheduling an appointment to see the surgeon:
1) Request an Appointment
Please call our office at 310.206.0367 to speak with a representative who can walk you through our new patient process. Our office is open Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, excluding holidays. Alternatively, you may fill out our COMET appointment request form here. Someone from our office will be in touch once this short form is received.
2) Complimentary Insurance Verification
One of our COMET team members can verify your insurance on your behalf. Please include your insurance information on your appointment request form.
We accept most HMO and PPO plans. If you have UCLA medical group HMO insurance or Medicare, you do have bariatric surgery coverage and there is no need to verify your insurance.
3) Schedule a Consultation with our Surgeons
Once your insurance is verified, one of our team members will schedule your initial consultation with our surgeons.
Once your appointment is scheduled, please watch our New Patient Orientation video online prior to being seen in the clinic. This can be done at a time convenient to you and is less than 4 minutes long.
Please note: the Support Group Meeting and Pre-Operative Class are different resources from our program and are not accepted as an alternative to the orientation.
The pre-operative class video provides each patient with helpful information about our program and answers many common questions and concerns. This class is mandatory and includes a self-assessment quiz to complete in order to move forward with surgery.
6) Submit an Application with Email Consent
Please download and complete the email consent form: Email Consent Form (PDF)
Please also download and complete the application: UCLA Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program Application (PDF)
The completed application and email consent form may be sent by the following methods:
- Email us at: [email protected] (preferred)
- Bring the completed form with you when you see our surgeons for your consultation appointment.
- Fax the paperwork 310.267.4632
- Mail the completed paperwork to the address below
UCLA Bariatric Surgery
1223 16th St. Suite 3400
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Please note the COMET program no longer requires an application fee.
*Weight loss results can vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results. Read full disclaimer.