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Quickstart Program

Discover the most affordable self-payment option for weight loss surgery in the area through our comprehensive Quickstart Program, and embark on a smooth and empowering journey towards achieving your goals.

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What is the Quickstart Program?

As insurance coverage for bariatric surgery grows increasingly intricate and less comprehensive, coupled with restricted hospital options, our Quickstart Program is designed to offer a holistic and uncomplicated solution to combat the obesity epidemic.

At Idaho BMI, our primary commitment is to ensure the success of your weight loss surgery procedure through what you eat, how you eat, and when you eat – to re-program your brain.

Idaho BMI’s 3-Incision Technique

We perform a new 3-incision laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy that is the least invasive approach to this operation anywhere in the world. And our safety record is unsurpassed. Most of our patients return home, or to their hotel, 1-3 hours after the operation.

Idaho’s Leading Surgeon and Outpatient Surgery Center

From state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, to our dedicated and compassionate staff, you are truly cared for every step of the way, all the way.

Dedicated Patient Navigator

Our staff will guide you through each step of the process to ensure clarity and transparency.

Referral Not Necessary

Regardless of the pre-operative clearances, testing & examinations you need, we take care of them right here in Boise, Idaho.

No Previous Weight Loss History Required

Our Quickstart program does not require you to have had a previous medical weight loss treatment.

No Waiting Period

We’ll significantly shorten the time from your first preoperative visit to discharge. Your initial consult, dietitian appointment, and operation could be completed in as few as five days!

Get Started Today

If you are considering weight loss surgery and don’t want to wait, you may qualify for our Quickstart program, which dramatically shortens and simplifies the pre-surgery process. Get top-tier bariatric surgery, and your first chapter of a new and healthier life, quickly. Candidates must meet specific criteria. Submit your information below and we will get back to you with details.

Learn from Dr. David Brown

Watch Our Seminar Video to Learn How We Approach Bariatric Surgery Differently

How Do I Qualify?

  • You have a BMI between 30-60.
  • You are considered generally healthy with the exception of excess weight.
  • You are a non-smoker.
  • You can have someone accompany you to surgery.
  • You can commit to the post-surgical program & lifestyle changes.

If you’ve answered yes to the previous questions – take the next step and click Get Started!

If you answered “NO” to one or more questions above

Don’t worry! We can still help you!

How Much Does Quickstart Cost?

Idaho BMI Quickstart

  • The only facility offering 3-Incision Lap Sleeve Surgery
  • The lowest self-pay cost in all of Idaho and surrounding states!
  • Includes All Surgeon, Facility, Dietitian & Anesthesia Fees
  • Upfront pricing with no surprises
  • Addresses the neurological aspects of obesity with a specific plan made for you.

Average Cost of Gastric Sleeve in the U.S.

The cost for self-pay gastric sleeve surgery can be upwards of $20,000 in the US.
Save thousands on bariatric surgery through our Quickstart Program at our surgery center, Everest Surgical Institute. The only surgery center in the region offering specialized care for bariatric patients.

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“I believe very deeply in the capacity of every human being to overcome challenge. This is evident throughout the history of human achievement. Armed with the right knowledge and proper support, I am convinced that anyone can experience incredible triumph. I have known no greater privilege than that of joining my patients on the journeys that empower such life-changing victories.”

— Dr. Brown, MD

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a candidate for weight loss surgery?

Candidates for bariatric surgery typically have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or a BMI of 35 or higher with obesity-related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea. However, eligibility criteria may vary depending on the specific procedure and the patient’s overall health.

How do I know where my weight loss surgery will be performed?

At Idaho BMI, the location of your surgery will be determined on your health history and your method of payment. If you are a self-pay bariatric patient, your surgery will likely be performed at Everest Surgical Institute. If you are a bariatric insurance patient, your surgery will likely be performed at a hospital. Details about where your surgery will be performed will be reviewed with you during a consultation at Idaho BMI.

How long is the recovery period after bariatric surgery?

The recovery period for bariatric surgery depends on a few factors; your specific health history and the type of procedure performed, along with the location in which you have your procedure. Whether you have your procedure completed at Everest Surgical Institute or a local hospital partner, we will provide specific discharge and after-care instructions.

Does Idaho BMI offer revision bariatric surgery?

Yes, at Idaho BMI, our team is experienced in general surgery, first-time bariatric surgery, gastric band removal, and bariatric revision surgery. We understand that some patients experience complications from a prior surgery that require a revision. Some patients require a revision because they did not experience the results they were hoping for with their preliminary procedure. These are all details that we will discuss with you during your consultation at Idaho BMI!

What bariatric procedures are offered at Idaho BMI, and how do I know which one is right for me?

Dr. David Brown and the team at Idaho BMI in Boise, Idaho is dedicated to offering individual suggestions for you. Scheduling a consultation is the best way to determine which procedure is right for you. During a consultation you will meet with Dr. Brown and our staff, and we will review in detail bariatric procedures, and the pathway to get there – whether that be through self-pay or through your insurance plan.

How long is the actual procedure for bariatric surgery?

Each procedure varies in length in the operating room and depends on where your procedure is performed. The typical surgery time for a 3-incision gastric sleeve is approximately 35-45 minutes.

Will Idaho BMI provide specific after-care instructions and details on what to eat and when?

Yes, at Idaho BMI our dietitians will work closely with you to provide detailed information on what to eat and when, along with specific after-care instructions for post-op success.

What’s the difference between weight loss surgery and weight loss medication?

Weight loss surgery and weight loss medication are two distinct approaches to managing obesity. Dr. David Brown has a unique view on the risks associated with weight loss medication. To understand his approach, watch this video: