Mar 08

What do I need to do before weight loss surgery?

insuranceFrom a patient’s point of view, one of the most important people in a medical office is the insurance secretary. When there is any doubt about coverage, this person has the skill and knowledge it takes to negotiate the approval process. Our office, which is part of the Advent Health Group, works with numerous health insurance providers.

Our staff can get you up to speed about your coverage and any requirements that must be met before elective surgery, especially bariatric surgery, is approved. Did you know that there are steps you can take to make approval of weight loss surgery more likely? Are you aware that Medicare will cover bariatric surgery in some circumstances?

Do not sit by and do nothing about the problem of medical obesity. Find out what can be done to help yourself get well and remain well. You can start by reading, “Getting Approved for Weight Loss Surgery” and “Does Your Insurance Cover Weight Loss Surgery?”

If you have any question about insurance, please contact our office. You may use Contact Dr Birkedal or phone us at (386) 210-9794. Our offices, located in Daytona, New Smyrna and Palm coast are all part of the AdventHealth Medical Group.

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