Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my insurance covers this surgery?

Most insurance companies recognize obesity as a serious health issue and will cover the procedure, any complications and follow-up appointments. However, insurance companies differ, so you will need to talk to your insurance provider for your specific policy coverage. Our program director will file with your insurance provider prior to your first appointment and will notify you if your health insurance will not cover the cost. We also offer very competitive self-pay plans.How do I know if I qualify for the surgery?

How do I know if I qualify for the surgery?

You may be a candidate for weight loss surgery if you have been unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even with medically supervised dieting and exercise and you meet any of these general criteria established by the National Institutes of Health*:

  • You have a BMI of more than 40
  • You are more than 100 pounds over your ideal body weight
  • You have a BMI over 35 and are suffering from severe medical side effects from your obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea or others

*For more candidate information, visit the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery site.

For more FAQs, visit the ASMBS FAQ page