What if my insurance doesn’t cover weight loss surgery?

November 27, 2023 | Weight Loss

If you find yourself in a situation where your insurance doesn’t cover weight loss surgery, it can be frustrating and disheartening. But don’t lose hope – there are several options to consider.

At Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors, Dr. Hesham Atwa and his experienced team offer a variety of weight loss surgery procedures, along with other non-surgical alternatives to help you lose weight. Many of these options are covered by insurance and Dr. Atwa’s benefit team is highly skilled at helping you navigate your specific insurance benefits. In fact, they are masters at simplifying insurance benefits for patients and determining if your particular policy covers weight loss surgery. If not, they are also skilled at making insurance recommendations for policies that do cover weight loss surgery. This is done as a complimentary service to you. All you need to do is request an insurance check.

If you discover that your particular insurance does not cover weight loss surgery, you may wonder what your other options may be. Fortunately, you do have other options.

Affordable Cash Pay Surgery

First, you can decide to pay for surgery yourself. While this may seem overwhelming, you will find that our self-pay prices for the Gastric Balloon and Sleeve Gastrectomy are the most reasonable prices in the area. In addition, our exclusive, comprehensive education and support program ensures that you not only lose weight, but understand how to keep it off long-term. And to simplify the process further, we offer a variety of payment and financing options that tend to work well for our patients in this situation.

Medical Weight Loss & Medications

Another option is to pursue medical weight loss with our medical weight loss physician – Dr. Eileen Barr. With this option, our team will determine if your insurance may cover costs. Our medical weight loss program includes medications as appropriate as well.

You always have a choice and the first step is to reach out to our team to evaluate your insurance benefits and work together to determine the best plan to help you attain your goals.
You can get started by contacting us at https://journeytothenewyou.com/contact-us/