AETNA GASTRIC BAND SURGERY COVERAGE
You may qualify automatically for full Gastric Band coverage under Aetna if you:
- Are 100+ pounds over your ideal weight
- Have a BMI of 40+
- Have a BMI of 35+ with obesity-related medical problems such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, mechanical arthropathy, lower extremity lymphatic, sleep apnea, or coronary artery disease
- Have been overweight more that two years and have failed diet / exercise or other weight-loss programs
If you meet your insurance plan’s criteria for bariatric coverage, Aetna will most likely cover your gastric band surgery. We offer a free insurance verification as a quick, easy way to find out if easy way to find out if you will be covered for gastric band surgery. If you do not automatically qualify for coverage, one of our helpful staff members will assist you in identifying your best options.
Aetna’s coverage depends on the insurance plan of each individual, as well as each patient’s ability to meet the criteria for bariatric coverage. Most of the time, Aetna will indeed cover your gastric band surgery should you meet your plan’s requirements, such as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or greater. In some cases, you may be required to undergo a nutritional evaluation, which involves a supervised three month diet.
If your BMI is below 40, Aetna will also evaluate your weight-related medical conditions prior to granting authorization for a gastric band surgery.
To find out if your individual Aetna Plan covers the Gastric Band surgery, call us at (800) LOOK-GREAT (800-566-5473) and one of our helpful staff members will contact you within a couple of hours with your list of benefits.
Gastric Band Insurance
For information on Gastric Band Insurance coverage, contact both us and your provider with any questions or concerns. Obesity is a very real and grave health condition, and chances are your insurance carrier will provide Gastric Band Insurance. Here at The Plastic Surgery Institute of California, we take great pride in our ability to offer life-changing medical procedures like the gastric band at extremely competitive rates. When it comes to your health, don’t cut corners. This procedure is one investment that will keep on reaping you dividends for the rest of your (very extended) life.
Morbid obesity brings with it many co-morbidities like heart disease, diabetes, and much more. This is a condition that can kill you, plain and simple. Look into Gastric Band insurance today, because now is the time to take control of your life and start living better. Our team of surgical specialists are standing by to help guide you through the process, but you need to take the first step. You can do it!