The MyNewSelf Surgical Weight Loss Program will communicate with your insurance company to determine if you have benefits for bariatric surgery.
Unfortunately, some insurance companies do not cover bariatric surgery due to an exclusion in the plan. Below are some options to consider in the event you do not have benefits for weight loss surgery.
- Your employer may offer more than one insurance plan at open enrollment time. If so, find out if any of those plans provide coverage.
- You may have the opportunity to purchase benefits on a spouse's plan. If your primary plan has an exclusion for weight loss surgery, your secondary plan may cover your surgery.
- You may pay for the surgery without insurance coverage. Call us at 314-966-9640 for cash pay pricing information.
Patients who have the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass average a weight loss of 60-80 percent of excess body weight. Most patients will lose most of their weight in the first year. Some patients may experience about a 20 percent weight regain, but will generally maintain a 60-70 percent loss of excess body weight.
Sleeve gastrectomy patients lose an average 50-60 percent of their excess body weight. As with the gastric bypass, most of the weight is lost within the first year. Because we do not yet have long-term data on the sleeve gastrectomy, weight regain may be a possibility and a conversion to another bariatric procedure may be necessary.
Please keep in mind that bariatric surgery is only a tool. Patients must learn to utilize that tool effectively. We are here to help you by providing ongoing educational classes with our registered dietitian and support groups to assist you with making the necessary lifestyle changes. These are all factors that help answer the question of how much weight you will lose.