Bariatric surgery can have a tremendous effect on your health. If you have been struggling with your weight and need medical help to achieve a healthier life, weight-loss surgery may be an option. Many healthcare insurance policies cover bariatric surgery for obese patients, making it an affordable option. If you are searching for a bariatric surgeon that accepts Anthem Blue Cross PPO insurance, come see us at Danny Shouhed, MD.
Obesity can impact every aspect of your health. Losing a significant amount of weight can reverse some obesity-related diseases and increase your lifespan. Weight-loss surgery can provide a tool to help restrict how much food you take in while teaching you how to eat healthier for the rest of your life.
Dr. Shouhed is a highly respected bariatric surgeon who has accomplished exceptional results for his patients. He utilizes minimally invasive methods to reduce recovery and risks for his patients. Our practice offers gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, revision bariatric surgery, duodenal switch and gastric balloon procedures. Anthem Blue Cross PPO insurance policies may cover many of these procedures.
Insurance Coverage for Weight-Loss Surgery
Many Anthem Blue Cross insurance policies cover bariatric surgery, but coverage does vary. For those with policies that cover weight-loss surgery procedures, there are criteria that must be met to qualify. Patients either need to be diagnosed as morbidly obese (BMI over 40) or have a comorbidity and BMI of 35 or higher. Most policies require patients to participate in a medically supervised weight-loss program before bariatric surgery.
At Danny Shouhed, MD, we have helped many of our patients with Anthem Blue Cross insurance undergo bariatric surgery. Our surgical center in Beverly Hills accepts the following types of insurance for weight-loss surgery:
- Anthem Blue Cross PPO
- Anthem Blue Cross (American Airlines)
- Anthem Blue Cross (LA Police)
- Anthem Blue Cross (CALPERS PERS Select CA Region Three Los Angeles)
- Anthem Blue Cross part of any school system
- Anthem Blue Cross (Disney Plus)
If you are ready to learn more about bariatric surgery and whether it may be right for you, contact us at Danny Shouhed, MD in Los Angeles to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shouhed.