Does My Insurance Help Pay for Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Obesity and similar weight-related health conditions are difficult to overcome. Sometimes diet and exercise regimens are simply not enough to trigger the needed amount of weight loss. In other situations, the weight loss that can be achieved by diet and exercise is not fast enough given the health of the individual.

In order to take control of their lives and overcome obesity, more and more people are relying on bariatric surgery. There are many different types of bariatric surgeries, procedures, and medical products that can help, such as gastric sleeve surgery or the Lap-Band®. While bariatric surgery is helpful when approved by a weight loss surgeon, it can be potentially costly. Oftentimes, the only reason why people do not get bariatric surgery is hesitation due to limited funds.

Are you not fighting your obesity with bariatric surgery because you are afraid you cannot afford it?

Does Insurance Cover Gastric Bypass Surgery?

What no one has probably told you before is that your health insurance plan likely provides coverage for bariatric surgeries. The key to getting financial help from your insurance provider is whether or not the surgery is considered “medically necessary.” You will need to work with your primary health provider to explore potential alternatives, like traditional diet and exercise regimens first. When there is reason to believe alternatives will not work at all or fast enough, bariatric surgery could be deemed medically necessary. The professionals at Carter Bariatrics can help assist you in the process of determining if bariatric surgery is right for you.

Other than obesity, bariatric surgery can also help people who suffer from:

  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Hypertension
  • Certain forms of heart disease

If you have been diagnosed with any of these aforementioned conditions, then you may be all the more likely to be approved for medically necessary bariatric surgery. In order to find out, come to Carter Bariatrics, the most trusted name of bariatrics surgery clinics in Arlington. We provide a simple-to-use insurance screening tool to help you determine if your health insurance can mitigate the cost of bariatric surgery. Of course, our team of medical professionals, led by Dr. Richard Carter D.O., can also help decide if bariatric surgery should even be considered for your case. Contact us today to learn more.


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