All insurance carriers and policies have different coverage guidelines and exclusions. The physician’s office staff will contact your insurance company to determine your coverage criteria.
Generally, insurance plans require you to meet the following criteria for weight loss surgery to be covered:
Additional insurance requirements may include a documented three- to six-month medically supervised diet, a blood test to rule out a thyroid disorder or other possible diseases
If your insurance does not cover bariatric surgery, you can work with your doctor’s office on other financial options to make paying for surgery more manageable.