When a bariatric surgery or non-surgical weight loss procedure is an overweight or obese person’s best option, questions about costs and affordability are among the most commonly asked. To help as many patients as possible afford treatment, we are proud to offer financing programs that can help offset weight loss surgery costs, as well as…

When a bariatric surgery or non-surgical weight loss procedure is an overweight or obese person’s best option, questions about costs and affordability are among the most commonly asked. To help as many patients as possible afford treatment, we are proud to offer financing programs that can help offset weight loss surgery costs, as well as…

Skinny woman in her old big jeans.

We guide our patients through this scenario on a daily basis – our expert insurance specialists have evaluated their insurance plan and even negotiated with the insurance company on the patient’s behalf, but the insurer refused to provide coverage for bariatric surgery. But when this occurs, it’s by no means the end of the road…

Doctor Discussing Treatment Options with Patient

When patients come to Valeriu E. Andrei, M.D., Bariatric Associates P.A., they typically share two experiences. First, they’ve tried all sorts of diets, exercise programs, and other techniques to lose weight. Second, they must lose a substantial amount to achieve better health and quality of life. Dr. Andrei understands that many of these individuals share…

According to Donna DeMild, a long-term weight loss surgery (WLS) patient, “WLS is a journey that requires diligence and forgiveness.” As a patient of Valeriu E. Andrei, M.D., Bariatric Associates, P.A., Donna lost 160 pounds and has kept it off since 2001. She made many lifestyle changes to find success, and although the road has…

Once you’ve scheduled weight loss surgery (WLS) with Valeriu E. Andrei, M.D., Bariatric Associates, P.A., you may have questions. What should you expect? What will happen on the day of your procedure? There’s no need to worry – you’re in great hands with Dr. Andrei. But to help you feel more confident, these weight loss…

Brisk walking can be a safe guard to developing diabetes says Krauss from Duke University. In a study with prediabetic patients, those who just did brisk walking for 7.5 miles a week and brisk walking for 11.5 miles a week had a 5% and 7% improvement in their glucose tolerance. This is an indicator how…

I was fascinated by reading about Ernestine Shepherd, 80, who began bodybuilding at the age of 56. After her sister Velvet died of brain aneurism, she began seriously training in memory of her sister. At 74 she was the most successful competitive bodybuilder for her age group. She looks even better today. Every morning she…

I felt very inspired to see so many of you walking next to me determined to regain or maintain your health. I thought that the three things we must do, as quickly as possible, is lose any life-threatening weight, eat the right foods, and exercise every day. I have to confess that since our walk,…

On my way to work, at 5:30 this morning, I again thought about the wonderful man who came to me for surgery. He had diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and high lipids, all of which means he was at high risk for heart attack. He was only in his forties, and a father of young children….

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