We accept; Medicare, Medicaid and most major carriers. For verification, please call your insurance carrier. The number is usually listed on the back of your insurance card.
Comorbid Conditions to qualify for surgery
After meeting the criteria required for bariatric surgery, your insurance may require that you possess a comorbid conditions.
Comorbid medical conditions may exist in addition to obesity and are often a result of being overweight.
Comorbidities are a factor in determining a patient's eligibility for bariatric surgery.
EXAMPLES OF COMORBID CONDITIONS THAT MAY DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY (YOUR INSURANCE CARRIER MAY DETERMINE WHICH ARE REQUIRED)
- Dyslipidemias - abnormal concentrations of lipids in the blood
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease - a digestive disorder that is caused by gastric acid flowing from the stomach into the esophagus
- Hypertension - higher than normal pressure inside the arteries
- Intertriginous soft tissue infections - infections in excess folds of skin that are caused by obesity
- Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis - fatty inflammation of the liver that is not caused by alcohol damage
- Obesity-related psychosocial stress
- Obstructive sleep apnea - when a child stops breathing during periods of sleep
- Pseudotumor cerebri - increased pressure in the brain which causes chronic headaches and eye problems
- Significant impairment in activities of daily living
- Stress urinary incontinence - involuntary leakage of urine caused by increased abdominal pressure from excessive body fat
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus - metabolic disorder resulting from the body's inability to produce enough, or to properly use, insulin
- Venous stasis disease - faulty veins that allow blood to collect in the lower legs
- Weight-related arthropathies (joint diseases) which impair physical activity
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