DO I QUALIFY FOR SURGERY?

Please fill in your weight in pounds and height in inches to calculate your body mass index and asses your candidacy for surgery.

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BMI equal to or greater than 40. You are considered morbidly obese. Using guidelines set by National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), you are considered a surgical candidate.

Many health insurance plans, including Medicare and most Medicaid plans, cover bariatric surgery. However, health insurance plan coverage varies, so it’s important to examine the coverage provided by your plan.

Our dedicated bariatric personnel can help you navigate the intricacies of health insurance coverage. If however, you do not have health insurance or you have an insurance plan which has an exclusion clause for bariatric coverage, then you have the option of a cash pay package with available financing if needed.

 

BMI between 35 to 40. You are considered severely obese. Using guidelines set by National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), you are considered a surgical candidate if you also have a significant comorbid condition such as Diabetes, hypertension or obstructive sleep apena. Many health insurance plans, including Medicare and most Medicaid plans, cover bariatric surgery. However, health insurance plan coverage varies, so it’s important to examine the coverage provided by your plan. Our dedicated bariatric personnel can help you navigate the intricacies of health insurance coverage. If however, you do not have health insurance or you have an insurance plan which has an exclusion clause for bariatric coverage, then you have the option of a cash pay package with available financing if needed.

 

BMI between 30 to 35. You are classified as having Class I obesity. Using guidelines and recommendations established by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), bariatric surgery should be an option for individuals who do not achieve substantial and durable weight loss with non-surgical methods. For people with BMI between 30 to 35 or Class I Obesity, YOU ARE A CANDIDATE FOR SURGERY. Insurance company plans do not offer coverage for bariatric surgery. If you fall in this category, surgery is still an option but would require the use of the cash pay package with available financing if needed.