Requirements for all program participants

Northern Light Surgical Weight Loss has established a timetable that allows most of our patients to undergo surgery within four to six months. Our patients are given adequate time before surgery to mentally and physically prepare for surgical weight loss, and to participate in consultations that help determine their readiness for surgery.

The following meetings and consultations are required of all program participants

  • Free Information Seminar: This free online information session is designed to introduce you to Northern Light Surgical Weight Loss. We provide a comprehensive program overview, introduce components of our program, and help you understand next steps. Find out if you meet the criteria for weight loss surgery. Learn more by calling 207-973-6383.

  • Free Support Group: Our online support group brings together patients who have already had weight loss surgery and people who are considering this life-changing procedure.

  • Primary Care Referral: Patients are encouraged to discuss weight loss surgery with a primary care physician and begin obtaining a referral form to decrease wait times in the program.

  • Consultation and education with a bariatric dietitian

  • Education with a physical therapist

  • Consultation with a bariatric psychologist

  • Consultation with a bariatric surgeon

  • Authorization of surgery with your insurance company

  • Potential evaluation for sleep apnea with an overnight sleep study for patients who are determined to be at high risk.