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Is Weight Loss Surgery Covered by Insurance?

Dr. Michael Feiz knows that a crucial part of bettering your life by leading a healthy lifestyle is losing your excess weight. Obesity can lead to significant health risks like joint and bone pain, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, and even depression. A heavier person is less likely to be able to commit to the physical activity and exercise that can assist in weight loss. By losing weight you can improve your overall health and even lengthen your life. Weight loss surgery, from gastric bypass to lap band revision surgery, is a revolutionary way to shed the surplus pounds regardless of your current weight. But is it covered by insurance?

The cures to many of the health problems associated with obesity are often covered by insurance, but the solution to weight loss issues isn’t always covered. Insurance companies like United Healthcare, Anthem, and Aetna have begun covering certain weight loss surgeries like lap band and band to sleeve, but their restrictions vary from company to company. More and more insurance companies have begun to cover the surgeries because of the tremendous health benefits.

If your healthcare insurance provider doesn’t cover weight loss surgeries, that doesn’t mean you can’t still receive the excellent care of Dr. Feiz and Associates. We provide financing options for many of our patients. If you want to know whether you qualify for financing, if your insurance covers the surgery, or to discuss lap band vs. sleeve surgery, don’t hesitate to call today.

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