Why Offer Remote Patient Monitoring to Bariatric Surgery Candidates

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is one of the most powerful tools in the bariatric practitioner’s toolkit. A 2021 BMJ Open systematic review of 91 studies found that RPM reduced emergency presentations, hospital admissions, and length of stay for all disease conditions. Another, bariatric-specific systematic review indicates that eHealth interventions – including remote self-monitoring and reporting […]

2 Ways COVID-19 Has Changed Bariatric Care Forever

In recent years, bariatric surgery has become more appreciated.  Many studies show that bariatric surgery is not only the most effective way to lose weight, but also helps to alleviate/eliminate other comorbidities like diabetes.  And with improved technologies for conducting the surgery safely as well as expanding insurance coverage, bariatric surgery is positioned for growth.  […]

Digital Tools for Bariatric Patients: Rich Data & Better Communication

Your patients do not tell you everything, which may hurt both treatment outcomes and your bottom line. This article explains how digital tools for bariatric patients help bridge the information gap, deliver better care, and boost your ROI.        Consider this: Despite overwhelming empirical support for the effectiveness of bariatric surgery, patients continue to underutilize it. […]

3 Tools for Conducting Online Education: Bariatrics Programs Done Right

A clinician plans online education for bariatrics patients

Creating online education for bariatric patients can be easy with the right tools. It should come as no surprise that most patients are online daily. According to Pew Research, 31% of US adults say they are online “almost constantly.” Providing bariatric patient education online not only reaches patients where they already feel most comfortable but […]

5 Advantages of Early Patient Engagement in Surgery

Early patient engagement in surgery between a bariatric surgeon and her new patient.

Early patient engagement in surgery resulting in tailored care plans comes with a wide range of benefits to both your patients and your practice. By proactively reaching out to patients early, you build a stronger relationship with them, which in turn strengthens their trust in your medical practice. In today’s health care landscape, many practices […]

5 Bariatric Patient Acquisition Strategies You Should Try Right Now

Patient acquisition through social media and the global network

Patient acquisition can help you to improve your growth in the bariatric market. With 70% of all bariatric patients self-referring, a patient acquisition strategy plays a unique role in the bariatric practice.  You need the right marketing and positioning strategies to attract and motivate patients to use your service. Read on to know some of […]

How to Get Insurance to Pay for Bariatric Surgery

A medical professional with pen, paper, and a laptop researching how to get insurance to pay for bariatric surgery

For an increasing number of patients, weight-loss surgery can offer a way to improve their health and quality of life. Forecasts predict that the bariatric surgery market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.56% from 2019 to 2028. And with the average cost running between $15,000 to $36,000, insurance coverage is […]

How to Build a 5-Star Bariatric Surgery Reputation

Online ratings show the bariatric surgery reputation of three different practices

In our increasingly tech-driven world, your bariatric surgery reputation can live and die online. Sixty-eight percent of patients use online review sites to select a healthcare professional, but a massive 50% of healthcare facilities have no online reviews.  That’s why it’s so important to understand exactly what patients are looking for and where they’re looking […]

4 Tips to Prevent Surgery Cancellations by Bariatric Patients

Have you been thinking of ways to prevent surgery cancellations? Cancellations cause a lot of extra work, particularly when patients cancel at the last minute. They also represent a missed opportunity to generate revenue, which is important in a competitive market. Cancellation of elective surgeries costs the U.S. healthcare system between $16.3 and $17.8 billion […]

How to Efficiently Guide Patients Along Their Bariatric Journey

A doctor being sure to efficiently guide patients along their bariatric journey

What you do to guide patients along their bariatric journey can make all the difference in the outcome. Your patient’s bariatric journey is life-changing. They look different, feel different, and are often treated differently than they were pre-surgery. This can have a profound psychological impact in addition to the physical outcomes. But not every patient […]