Am I a Candidate?
First, you need to know your Body Mass Index, or BMI. It is simply a number calculated from height and weight.
Ultimately, the decision on appropriateness for surgery requires consultation with a bariatric surgeon, however, we can provide our general guidelines:
You may be a candidate for either Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy if:
- Your BMI is 40 or greater.
- OR your BMI is 30 or greater and you have diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or certain other medical conditions diagnosed by a physician.
Visit our Cash Pricing and Policies page for information on private pay.
Will My Insurance Cover Weight-Loss Surgery?
It depends. You should contact the insurance company's customer service. There is usually a toll-free number on the back of the insurance card. Call them and ask if they cover Lap-Band®, Gastric Bypass, and Sleeve Gastrectomy. Ask what requirements they have. When you do come for a consultation, our office staff will help you further pursue insurance approval.
What if My Insurance Does Not Cover Surgery?
Lap-Band® and Gastric Bypass can be done on a “self-pay” basis. For Lap-Band® patients who might need to take out a loan, CareCredit may be able to assist you.
We also accept financing through eMedical Financing Solutions, who offer:
- Easy monthly payment fo fit your budget
- Multiple loan options with one loan application
- 100% payment to your provider
- Six months interest free
- Interest rates starting at 9.9%
- No pre-payment penalties
To find out more visit the eMedical Financing Solutions website, or call them at 1-800-728-9585.
Please contact our business office at 903-593-0230 for information on pricing.