There are many options available when it comes to bariatric surgery. Most weight-loss surgeries can now be performed using minimally invasive methods with high success rates for long-term weight maintenance. If you are looking for a Los Angeles bariatric surgeon that accepts Blue Shield (SISC Palmdale School District) insurance, come see us at Danny Shouhed, MD, bariatric center.
Obesity plays a significant role in your health and mobility. You may qualify for bariatric surgery if you are morbidly obese (BMI of 40 or higher) or obese with a comorbidity health condition (35 BMI or higher). Dr. Shouhed is one of the top bariatric surgeons in the country, performing gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, revision bariatric surgery, gastric balloon procedures and duodenal switch surgery. Whenever possible, minimally invasive techniques are used to reduce risks for the patient and improve their recovery process. We welcome patients will many types of insurance, as well as self-pay patients, including patients with Blue Shield insurance through SISC Palmdale School District.
Insurance Coverage for Weight-Loss Surgery
If your Blue Shield policy covers bariatric surgery, you will likely need to meet certain requirements and criteria for coverage. BMI, health conditions, documented obesity and documented weight-loss efforts may be some requirements that are considered before you can be approved for bariatric surgery. Our team has worked with patients with many types of insurance plans, and we are here to assist you in any way we can to help you minimize the out-of-pocket expense of your surgery if you qualify.
Weight-loss surgery can give you the tool you need to finally achieve a healthier BMI and wellness. When paired with a healthy eating plan and lifestyle changes, bariatric surgery can have long-term success for patients that are ready to live a better life.
Choosing the right bariatric surgeon for your procedure is vital for achieving success with weight-loss surgery. Dr. Danny Shouhed has helped thousands of patients safely undergo bariatric surgery and improve their health. We accept Blue Shield (SISC Palmdale School District) insurance at our medical center in Beverly Hills – contact our office today to schedule a consultation.