Financing and Insurance
Weight-loss surgery benefits are covered by most insurance carriers. Each insurance company has specific requirements that patients will be required to meet prior to the authorization of the weight loss surgery.
The typical requirements include a 6 month structured weight loss attempt, such as a physician supervised diet program, as well as dietary and psychiatric evaluations prior to surgery. It is important to understand and follow the specific requirements dictated by your insurance policy within their allotted time frame.
To find out if surgical weight loss is covered by your policy and what your policies requirements are, please call your health insurance company and ask about the following procedures, using these CPT codes:
- Gastric sleeve: CPT code 43775
- Gastric bypass: CPT code 43644
- Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch: CPT code 43845
Here are some links to insurance companies we often deal with: