Bariatric Surgery

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David J. Lee, M.D.

David J. Lee, M.D.
General Surgery
Bariatrics Program Director

Led by Southern Indiana Surgery's Dr. David Lee, the Bariatric Center at Columbus Regional Health offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach for qualifying patients, including services such as weight-loss surgery, nutritional counseling and psychological testing. Specially-trained surgeons, doctors, dietitians, psychologists and nurses address each patient's medical, nutritional, physical and psychological needs.

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Free Bariatric Information Sessions

Dr. Lee holds complimentary information sessions for those wanting to learn more about obesity and weight-loss surgery. The informational sessions cover the causes of obesity, trends and quality of life issues as well as misconceptions about weight-loss surgery, specifics about the surgery, lifestyle implications and insurance coverage of bariatric procedures.

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For Employers - Insurance Coverage for Bariatric Surgery

Many employers offer health insurance for their employees that includes coverage for bariatric surgery. Employers who do not offer coverage for bariatric surgery can find themselves at an increasing disadvantage in the employment marketplace.

The cost of obesity-related health care is on the rise. And bariatric surgery is a proven method to improve the longevity and quality of life for patients as well as significantly lowering their medical costs – in emergency room, inpatient and outpatient visits, physician visit costs and prescription drug costs. Learn more here.