Live virtual office visits within 24 hours of your call
Don’t delay your weight loss surgery journey or GI surgery consultation waiting for medical offices to reopen.
For people who are interested in having weight loss surgery, the process requires a number of steps to complete before your operation is scheduled.
We are seeing new and existing patients via telehealth daily and certain cases (patients) in-person on Tuesday in Holmdel and Friday in Old Bridge.
First responders have VIP priority for surgical consultations on additional days of the week when Dr. Adeyeri is not in surgery.
Start Your Bariatric Journey Today
Virtually, you can schedule a new patient consultation with Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri to talk about your weight loss goals and challenges, find out if you qualify and start your pre-certification journey, which generally takes 2-3 months.
With COVID-91 restrictions and time needed to get hospitals and doctors’ offices up and running again, the process may be longer.
Laparoscopic and General GI Surgery
Dr. Adeyeri is also seeing people with non-emergency GI surgery needs, including:
• Gallbladder/gallstones and bile duct surgery
• Hernias and abdominal wall repairs
• Laparoscopic colon resection
• Laparoscopic bowel resection
• Laparoscopic perforated stomach/duodenal ulcer
• Minimally invasive cancer surgery
• Laparoscopic biopsies
How to schedule your virtual appointment at Sterling Surgicare
Call (732) 217-3897 to speak with our staff to schedule your virtual appointment.
Once your telemedicine appointment is scheduled, you will receive an email link to our virtual waiting room when it is time for your appointment.
You will receive an email reminder and a phone call reminder of your scheduled virtual office visit.
Sterling Surgicare Telehealth FAQs
Are virtual office visits covered by insurance?
Yes, medical insurance covers telehealth visits.
What if I have Medicare?
Medicare released a statement confirming they will cover telehealth and phone visits.
What if I don’t have medical insurance?
Please call our staff to discuss your situation at (732) 217-3897.
Does a telemed visit cost the same fee as an office visit?
Yes, the fee for live and telemed visits is the same.
How do I pay my co-pay?
You can provide a credit card over the phone or we will send you an invoice via US Mail or email.
What days/ times can I make an appointment?
Appointments with our staff are available Tuesdays in Holmdel and Fridays in Old Bridge, beginning at 9 am until 4:30 pm. Call the office to schedule your appointment and we will email you a link to click on five minutes before your appointment time.
We also make every effort to offer after-hours appointments for COVID-19 essential workers.
How long does it take for me to get an appointment using Telemed?
In most cases, we will schedule your appointment within 24 – 48 hours of your call. Our team will also reconfirm your medical insurance coverage if this is your first visit of 2020 or you are a new patient with us. Keep in mind, if you are an existing bariatric patient, you can also schedule a telehealth visit with our staff bariatric dietitian, Lori Skurbe, the same way you schedule a visit with Dr. Adeyeri!
What is the telemed appointment cancellation policy?
Please make every effort to cancel or reschedule your appointment 24 hours in advance. Because we have blocked the appointment time for you, and cannot replace it if you are a ‘no show,’ the same office charges will apply for no-show appointments.
Are any in-office appointments available?
Yes, we primarily see post-op patients only, but also schedule other cases in-person as necessary. We follow the CDC’s guidelines for Covid-19 prevention and masks, fully covering nose and mouth, are required at all times during your visit.
What should I do if I have a medical emergency?
If you may be facing a life-threatening medical emergency, dial 911. If you are having a (currently) manageable issue, please call us at (732) 217-3897. Note that our after-hours service will contact Dr. Adeyeri 24/7.
I’m ready to schedule my virtual office visit
Great! During regular business hours, call (732) 217-3897 to speak with our staff to schedule your virtual appointment.
While we certainly prefer in-office visits with our Sterling Surgicare family of patients, telemedicine offers the second-best alternative and allows us to help manage your personal healthcare, even in times of crisis.
Your health matters to us now, more than ever. Please stay up-to-date on your follow-up visits or initiate the first steps to your bariatric weight loss journey.