Patient Resources

Patient Resources

Is there anything we can do or provide to make your bariatric surgery experience smoother or easier? We’re always eager to help.

Patient Information
 

Please bring the following paperwork to your appointment
Your patient information forms, as well as:
1. Medical Information: Please bring copies of any letters or medical records from other health care providers. Medical records for the past 5 years are necessary to file for insurance and to give the doctors a complete medical history.
2. Physician Recommendation: If filing for insurance, please provide a written recommendation for weight-loss surgery from your primary care physician.
3. Diet / Weight-Loss Info: Any documentation proving you participated in any diet / weight loss attempts. (This includes office notes, receipts or prescriptions.)
4. Insurance card
5. Driver's License
6. Physician Referral: If your insurance plan requires a referral for this consultation, please contact your primary care physician and have one faxed to our office fax at 772.581.8005 before your appointment.

Additional Resources

If you are traveling from out of town to receive bariatric surgery at Sebastian River Medical Center, we suggest the following hotels for your stay.

Captain Hiram’s
1580 US Highway 1 Sebastian, Florida 32958
Marker 66, The Intracoastal Waterway
Capt Hiram's Resort: 1-888-hirams1
Restaurant & Marina: 772-589-4345
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Springhill Suites by Marriott
5115 Indian River Blvd
Vero Beach, Florida 32967 USA
Phone:  1-772-978-9292
Fax:  1-772-978-9075
Sales:  1-772-978-9292
Sales fax:  1-772-978-9075
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Is there anything we can do or provide to make your bariatric surgery experience smoother or easier? We’re always eager to help.

Becoming a Patient

Step 1: Seminars

Attend Our Free Weight Loss Seminar

It is necessary to attend one of our free, monthly informational seminars before your first appointment with any of the Sebastian River Medical Center Surgical Weight Loss team. To reserve your spot in advance call 888-671-7762. Space is limited. Fruit and bottled water will be provided.

Learn more. See Seminar Schedule.

Step 2: Insurance

Check to make sure that surgery and the treatment for obesity, and weight-loss, are covered benefits in your plan. It is very important that they are not excluded in your specific policy.

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Step 3: Patient Information

Please help us by downloading and completing the Patient Information form before your first office visit. 

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Step 4: Consultation

After attending a bariatric seminar and deciding that this is something you would like to pursue, please call our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Domkowski.

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Step 5: Psychologist/Nutritionist/Bariatric Coordinator

For the health and safety of our patients, we follow the National Institute of Health (NIH) guidelines for Bariatric Surgery.

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Support Group--You're Invited

Meet with others who are thinking of having surgery, individuals who have already had surgery, and people who had their surgery elsewhere. Everyone is welcome.

Support Group Schedule
Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm in the Dining room at Sebastian River Medical Center.

Learn more.

BMI Calculator

Are you a candidate? Your body mass index (BMI) is a way of determining your candidacy for weight loss surgery.

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