Paying for bariatric surgery is a common concern. Insurance company policies regarding coverage of bariatric surgery can vary widely. Many health insurance plans, including Medicare and most Medicaid plans, cover bariatric surgery. However, health insurance plan coverage varies, so it’s important to examine the coverage provided by your plan.
Although we can’t tell you whether your insurance will cover surgery, we will work with you and your insurance provider to find out if you have bariatric surgery insurance coverage and what to do if you are denied coverage.
Financial barriers shouldn’t stand in the way of your good health. If you don’t have health insurance or if after working with your insurance provider you determine that you don’t have bariatric surgery insurance coverage, don’t be discouraged: other financing options may be available.
Many patients use bariatric surgery financing to cover out-of-pocket costs. Because it is an investment in good health and quality of life, you may also consider the procedure to be worth the cost even without bariatric surgery insurance.
Before you decide NOT to choose surgery because of financial reasons, consult with our team. We may be able to help.