The cost of gastric bypass surgery and whether or not it is covered by insurance varies. Our bariatric patient navigator will contact each patient's insurance company to find out if the cost of bariatric surgery is a covered under the patient's benefits and if there are any pre-surgery requirements.
Many insurance companies require that patients meet pre-surgery criteria in order to qualify for bariatric surgery such as:
- Three- to six-month medically supervised diet
- Dietitian consultation including a reduced-calorie diet
- Increased physical activity documented in the medical record
- Behavior modification
An example of what a physician-supervised diet and exercise program might look like.
*Must be performed at an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence or American College of Surgeons Center of Excellence.
Insurance Plans Accepted
We accept most insurance plans, including:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
There are many policies within the above insurance companies that don't cover the cost of gastric bypass surgery. Our bariatric patient navigator will help determine if your particular insurance plan offers coverage.
Bariatric surgery typically pays for itself within the first two years after surgery in terms of reduced healthcare costs.
*The Bariatric Center of the Rockies accepts and provides care for those with Medicare and Medicaid coverage-one of the few in Colorado to do so. Call our bariatric patient navigator for more information