Insurance vs. Self-Pay

Does My Insurance Cover Weight Loss Surgery?

Generally speaking, if you have bariatric benefits as part of your policy, a weight loss surgery procedure will be covered by insurance. Our team will help you verify your insurance benefits prior to meeting with one of our providers.

We encourage you to check your own benefits as well by calling your insurance provider and asking if you have coverage for E66.01.

You can also check with your employer for specific information about your policy. Costs of the procedure or surgery will vary depending on the site where the surgery occurs, the type of procedure, and how long you are required to stay in the hospital. During your initial appointment, your Case Manager will go over procedure coverage with you and estimated out of pocket expenses.

WakeMed Bariatric Specialists of NC, as part of WakeMed Health & Hospitals, participates with a wide variety of managed care plans and insurance companies. You may find a list of plans offered in our market currently accepted at WakeMed’s facilities & physician practices here.

For questions concerning insurance, please call 919-234-4468.

Please note: By law, all insurance products must cover emergencies. If you are having an emergency, please select your care location based on proximity rather than insurance coverage.

Patients without Insurance or Bariatric Benefits

For patients with a bariatric exclusion in their policy, those who do not have insurance, and those who are seeking surgery outside the constraints of their insurance company, we offer many self-funded options for Bariatric Surgery. We have cash-pay programs for many different types of weight loss surgery as well as secondary, or revisional procedures.

Our surgeons and staff work diligently with patients to provide the best outcome while helping to keep out of pocket expenses down. As one of the busiest practices on the East Coast with over 50 years of bariatric surgery experience, our practice is well equipped to work with local and out of state patients.

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