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We know how important bariatric surgery is to you. It can be a matter of life and death. That’s why we’ll do everything in our power to help you qualify for insurance coverage.

Bariatric surgery is covered by most insurance companies. Sometimes it takes evidence and additional documentation to get approval for medical weight loss surgery. We have experienced insurance experts who know how to provide proof that your surgery is a medical necessity.

Insurers need to understand that we’re treating a life-threatening disease. They need to know that you have not chosen bariatric surgery for cosmetic reasons, but to reduce or eliminate disease, joint damage, and the negative impact on your life expectancy. By providing the medical facts about your situation, we can present convincing reasons for medical weight loss surgery.

Be aware though, that gastric sleeve surgeries are fairly new procedures and are sometimes not covered by insurance companies. Over time, as long-term data becomes available, we expect more insurance companies to cover these life-changing bariatric surgeries.

Featured Updates

8 Benefits of Bariatric Surgery Besides Weight Loss

JAN 18, 2021

When it comes to the benefits of bariatric surgery, there’s more than meets the eye! We asked Dr. John Mason, bariatric surgeon at St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital, to share the most common benefits his patients experience after a weight loss proc

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Hot Stuff: Exercising Safely in the Summer

JUL 01, 2019

As a Texan, you won’t let the rising temperatures keep you from doing what you love, including your exercise routine. However,...

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