Patient Optimization

Patient Optimization is for people who are preparing for bariatric surgery and must improve health in order to meet orthopedic surgical requirements. The class partners with Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center to lower surgical risk and improve surgery outcomes. Potential topics of focus include:

  • weight loss
  • mobility and strength
  • blood sugar control
  • hemoglobin control
  • post-op outcomes

The program consists of a overall health assessment and 10-week individualized treatment plan with medical, physical, lifestyle and nutritional components. Your doctors, dietitians and exercise physiologists will work together with you to help your surgery be successful.

  • 20-30 class-based sessions for 10 weeks, up to three classes per week
  • Evaluations in physical/medical health, lifestyle and nutrition
  • Aqua exercise classes
  • Educational presentations


  • Dependent on insurance coverage; Insurance specialists available for help with coverage and payment options
  • $200 with reward structure for exercise sessions
  • Attend five sessions get 25 percent back; attend 12 sessions, get 50 percent back; attend 20+ sessions get 100 percent back