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To start your weight loss surgery journey, attend a free surgery information class.
Health insurance coverage for weight loss surgery
Many insurance companies cover bariatric surgery. To find out about a specific plan, call the plan's customer service number – usually on the back of your insurance card – and request information about the plan coverage.
The surgeon's clinic works with each patient on an individual basis to aid in obtaining insurance pre-authorization.
Eligibility for weight loss surgery
Allina Health Bariatric Centers follow the criteria of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in patient selection and qualification.
You may qualify for weight loss surgery if you...
You are not eligible for weight loss surgery if you...
Source: American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Reviewed by: The Bariatric Centers of Allina Health
First Published: 07/18/2005
Last Reviewed: 07/18/2005