Financial Assistance

Paying for Weight Loss Surgery

Insurance – Atlanta, Cherokee Duluth & Forsyth Locations

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:

  • BMI of more than 40 or more than 35 with a related health condition
  • A documented history of medical weight loss attempts
  • Between two and five years of weight history
  • A psychological evaluation
  • Nutrition counseling

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.