If you are obese, weight loss treatment can significantly reduce the cost of medical care over time. This occurs both because of the improvement in weight-related health conditions after weight loss surgery, and the reduction in the future occurrence of these conditions if the patient maintains a healthy weight.
However, bariatric surgery can involve some up-front expenditure. Most patients rely on insurance to help cover the costs of this treatment.
About Sleeve Gastrectomy at Marina Weight Loss
Gastric sleeve surgery is one of several effective weight loss operations that Marina Weight Loss offers to our patients. Many insurance providers include weight loss surgery as part of the benefits offered to policyholders, and more than 90 percent of our patients have insurance that pays for at least part of their treatment. As a first step, you can contact our insurance specialist to determine whether you have coverage for bariatric surgery.You should also meet with your doctor to discuss weight loss options. If you and your physician feel that weight loss surgery is right for you, you can make an appointment with us to discuss the procedure. Once you have made the decision to move forward and met with our surgeon and staff, we will begin the insurance approval process. This process may include documentation of your previous weight loss attempts, along with a dietary consultation and physical evaluation. Your doctor and Marina Weight Loss staff will be with you every step of the way as you complete the application process.