Weight loss surgery and the pre-operative testing required are typically covered expenses for most private and public health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid.
Each plan has its own set of rules with which candidates must comply before moving forward. Our bariatric patient advocates will assist you with obtaining approval for your surgery and help with scheduling your necessary pre-operative testing appointments.
Most health insurance plans require patients to provide at least three to six months of documentation showing previous weight loss attempts have failed.
Health insurance companies also take into consideration each patient’s current physical condition and the impact any obesity related illnesses and disabilities may have on their future health. Most bariatric patients have at least three co-morbid conditions related to their excess weight.
The Cooper team works closely with each candidate and their primary care physician to make sure patients have everything they need to have the procedure approved.