Will my health insurance pay for bariatric surgery?
Bariatric FAQ: There are Some insurance companies, Which do have prohibitions in their policies for weight loss surgery. An exclusion means that they will not pay for the surgery. Even if it is proved medically necessary. However, more and more insurance carriers now provide some coverage for bariatric surgery. And will at least pay a portion. We can help you determine what your benefits are, so that right from the start you know what your surgery will cost.
Will weight loss surgery be successful for me?
You can only decide if bariatric surgery is right for you. Besides surgery, Your diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes are essential to long-term success. Weight loss surgery will only succeed when you make a life-long commitment to these changes. However, If you are motivated to make these changes, surgery can play a great role.
What is robotic bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery has become increasingly safe and effective over the years. And robotic bariatric surgery has helped make that possible. Robotic bariatric surgery uses advanced technology, including computerized measurements, to eliminate operator error. And it allows for a more precise operation. We offer a full range of bariatric procedures and can help you decide which one is best for you. You can visit our website and learn more about this surgery.
What is gastric sleeve surgery?
The most common bariatric procedure, gastric sleeve surgery, involves removing a large part of the stomach. And forming the remaining portion into a thin tube or “sleeve.” It is a fast and effective weight loss surgery. It is considered much more suitable for super-obese patients with a BMI greater than 50.
What is gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery involves creating a small pouch from the stomach to which a segment of intestine is attached, thereby bypassing part of the digestive system. This limits how much food you can eat and restricts your body’s ability to absorb calories, making it a highly safe and effective procedure.
What is revisional weight loss surgery?
If a patient has experienced poor weight loss or complications from the initial surgery, revisional weight loss surgery could be the answer. Patients who have regained a significant amount of weight or experienced side-effects might be candidates for a second procedure.
With the gastric bypass, how big will my pouch be?
The newly created pouch will be about the size of your thumb. It will have the capacity to comfortably hold about 2 ounces. With time, the pouch will enlarge to 6 to 8 ounces. But it must be carefully managed so that it does not enlarge too much too soon.