We are contracted with almost all commercial insurance plans, including Unitedhealthcare, Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Caremore, Humana, Meritain and Healthnet to name a few. The benefits for these plans vary widely and depend upon the individual patient's specific coverage. Not all plans have bariatric benefits. We encourage you to look at your plan benefits booklet and/or speak to customer service with your insurance plan. If you believe that you do have bariatric benefits, we encourage you attend a FREE Bariatric Seminar and then schedule a new patient consultation in our office so that one of our bariatric coordinators can explain your benefits and requirements for surgery.
Most commercial plans require a 3-6 month diet history and a psychiatric and nutrition evaluation. There may be other requirements as well depending on your individual coverage.