Insurance and Financing Services for Weight Loss Surgery
Whether you’re looking to have weight loss surgery with your current insurance provider, or to acquire financing to fund your weight loss procedure, Texas Bariatric Specialists is with you every step of the way.
Insurance Advocacy Services
Our staff of knowledgeable insurance specialists provide a full range of insurance qualification services to make sure your pre-qualification paperwork is in order. This full service ensures you are receiving the full benefits you are entitled to, alleviates the hassle for you, and provides you with peace of mind.
We are happy to say that 80% of our weight loss surgeries are paid for by insurance. You will be assigned an insurance advocate who will answer all of your questions about insurance and help guide you through the approval process. Just provide your insurance information and they will take it from there.
The process starts easily with a phone call or registration online. From there you would provide your insurance information and wait for a phone call to schedule your initial appointment. You will then be assigned an advocate that will be with you every step of the process talking with you and your insurance company to get your surgery approved as quickly as possible. If you prefer to communicate through texting, we will use Klara (a secure healthcare communication platform).
Some providers may require a doctor referral that includes details about your weight and previous medical history. Other requirements include:
- Your BMI (Body Mass Index) must be at least 40 kg/m2 OR at least 35 kg/m2 with one or more obesity related comorbid conditions.
- A list of prior medical conditions caused by weight.
- Have been overweight for an extended period of time (5 years).
- Your weight loss history with other programs.
Financing your procedure can often lead to a quicker surgery date compared to running through a traditional insurance carrier.
We are committed to helping as many patients as possible. We currently offer one of the lowest prices in the state for the gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy and a very competitive lap band price. We work with each individual’s budget and offer several financing plans including: