Many insurance companies will pay for weight loss surgery. We can help you through the process.
Einstein Bariatrics can help you obtain authorization for surgery by determining if you’re covered.
If you have a minimum BMI of 40, you most always qualify for weight loss surgery. Patients with a BMI between 35 and 40 who have significant weight-related medical illnesses like diabetes may also be candidates.
Ask your insurance provider for an explanation of benefits. If your contract has an exclusion for bariatric surgery, you may not be covered. If your insurance provider covers surgery, be sure to find out your deductible and co-pays. Some insurers require a medically supervised diet (6 months or longer), so be sure to have your physician document your weekly weight loss.