Qualifications for Weight Loss Surgery
Here are the qualifications that can make you a candidate for weight loss surgery:
✓A body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher
✓Unsuccessful attempts at losing weight without surgery
✓Financial preparation for the cost of the surgery
✓Willingness to make lasting diet and exercise changes
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While most people with a BMI of 30 or over qualify for weight loss surgery, Evolve does offer a non-surgical option to people with BMIs at or above 26.
Will Insurance Cover My Weight Loss Procedure?
Some insurers cover bariatric surgery costs. You may not know whether yours does, but that’s okay. We can find out for you. Evolve has a team of insurance specialists trained to work with your insurance provider on your behalf, and we will make sure you are kept up to date on all developments. Costs vary depending on several factors, including your insurance and state, but our goal is to get you the lowest possible out-of-pocket cost.
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How Does Weight Loss Surgery Help?
You are not alone in your struggle to regain control of your weight. In fact, more than one third of the US adult population is clinically obese. Over a decade ago, The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reported that individuals with severe obesity are resistant to long-term weight loss through conventional therapies such as diet and exercise. In fact, the NIH recognized weight loss surgery as the only effective treatment to combat obesity and help keep weight off long-term.
Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is an effective tool for long-term weight loss in two ways:
- It helps reduce the amount of food your stomach can hold, which results in a reduction in the desire to eat and in the frequency of eating.
- It positively impacts intestinal hormones, reducing hunger and increasing feelings of fullness while eating.
Ready to Talk to an Expert About Weight Loss Surgery?
If reading through this material has inspired you to consider bariatric surgery, it’s time to reach out to one of our experts to verify your insurance. Evolve has a team of insurance specialists trained to work with your insurance provider on your behalf, and we will make sure you are kept up to date on all developments. To verify your insurance, free of charge, simply call our offices at 888.575.4526 or fill out the form on this page.
In addition to free insurance verification, Evolve employs a team of experts to help you move swiftly through the weight loss surgery process. To learn more about our concierge-style service click here.