Weight Loss Surgery Covered by Insurance

There are many weight loss surgeries that are covered by insurance. Most insurance plans have coverage for weight loss surgery. Depending on your employer, your insurance may either not over your surgery, or, you may have to wait 3-6 months before you can be approved for surgery. If you have Medicaid, please call our office for the current guidelines.

Surgical weight loss options in Reno are everywhere, but starting with Western Bariatric ensures that your surgery will go smoothly.   You will have a trusted partner through the entirety of your journey. Our surgeons have performed over 4,000 minimally invasive weight loss procedures and there is always a bariatric surgeon on-call. Some insurance companies will require  proof that you have been clinically obese for at most about 2 years before you can undergo surgery, but that is becoming a bit rarer these days.  Most insurance companies will need a letter of support/recommendation from a medical provider other than the surgeon. Visit our Steps to Surgery to see how we prepare our patients for surgery and what you will need to do to get started with our bariatric surgery program.

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Do you plan on using Medicaid for your weight loss surgery? One of the requirements for Medicaid to pay for your surgery coverage is that you need to have your weight loss surgery done through a Center for Excellence. Bariatric Center for Excellence accreditation is designed to indicate which bariatric surgery centers have achieved a level of excellence when it comes to administering bariatric surgery. Medicaid requires that you visit one of these specific centers to guarantee that you get the best possible treatment. Lucky for you, Western Bariatric is one of the nation’s first Bariatric Centers of Excellence and the first in Northern Nevada.

Surgical weight loss options in Reno are available through Western Bariatric Institute to help you change your life for good. Our weight loss practitioners, surgeons, and patient advocates have spent countless hours designing programs for each one of our patients that will ensure a successful surgery that easily fosters a speedy recovery. Would you like to know if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery? Typically, if you are obese, or if you have a BMI of more than 35, you are a candidate for bariatric weight loss surgery

Western Bariatric Institute (WBI) is an established, highly experienced multidisciplinary weight loss surgery center based in Reno, Nevada. Our bariatric clinic began in 2000 as a division of Western Surgical Group, the largest surgical practice in Northern Nevada. For bariatric surgery in Reno and bariatric surgery on the west coast, we are the nation’s most trusted and affordable bariatric surgeons.

Weight loss surgery is known as bariatric surgery in the industry and involves surgical procedures done on the stomach and/or intestines to help a person with extreme obesity lose weight.* This is usually considered in persons with a BMI of 40 or more, or those with a BMI from 35-39.9 who are experiencing health problems like type II diabetes or heart disease (comorbidities). *results may vary. Our past patients are our best way to demonstrate the effectiveness of weight loss surgery. We invite you to view their before and after pictures and see for yourself what a difference bariatric surgery has made in their lives.

Contact Western Bariatric Institute today and let us help you start your new life!