Your First Office Visit


Your first visit to our weight loss center is a milestone in your journey to a new you. Our compassionate, understanding staff of medical professionals is here to support you at every point along the way.

If you live in Tucson or the Phoenix-Scottsdale area and weight loss surgery interests you, request your consultation online or register for a free seminar today.

The First Step

Your initial appointment with Weight Loss Institute of Arizona is a full one! After that, you have options on your next steps. You can:

Think It Over

Take the information home and review it thoroughly. Speak with your spouse or significant other, family members, friends and loved ones. Figure out financing if necessary. Surgery is an important decision and it is perfectly normal to need time to process the information.

Get Started

You may choose to start on your weight loss journey immediately. If you like what you hear during the financial consultation, we can get you enrolled in our program right away. If you choose this option be prepared for about a three-hour office visit.

When you begin the program, you will complete initial financial paperwork and then meet with a Medical Assistant (MA). The MA will take your medical history and talk to you about the entire process. The MA will also complete any necessary lab work and schedule more involved testing as required.

You will then meet with our dietitian so we can understand any nutritional issues you may have and let you know about the specific dietary program you need to follow in order to help you be successful with whichever surgery you choose. The dietician will also speak with you about how to eat, what to eat and when to eat before and after surgery.

Finally, you will meet with the doctor who will go over your medical history and evaluate your overall health. You will also be able to get answers to all of your questions. Your doctor will determine if you need medical clearances or other testing, and the MA will refer you to appropriate doctors/specialists as needed.

This is a very exciting time and we are very happy that you are considering sharing it with us. We will help you start living your life again and enjoy the freedom that comes with weight loss and good health.

To get started, request your consultation online today or RSVP to one of our weight loss seminars today.

Free Seminars

Visit one of our FREE Seminars to learn more about the LAP-BAND®, as well as other surgical weight loss procedures in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. Our friendly staff will be with you every step of the way. Can’t join us for one of the dates below? You can also check out our online seminar. 

Free Seminars

Visit one of our FREE Seminars to learn more about the LAP-BAND®, sleeve gastrectomy as well as other surgical weight loss procedures. Our friendly staff will be with you every step of the way.

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Watch this video seminar to learn why Tempe, Phoenix, and Tucson weight loss patients turn to Weight Loss Institute of Arizona. You’ll hear from team members, learn risks and benefits of weight loss surgery, and discover how we’ll support you throughout the treatment process.

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