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Insurance vs. Self Pay

HAVING INSURANCE

Most insurance companies do cover bariatric surgery, and pay for the hospital, surgeon & anesthesiologist bills, as well as the pre-operative testing required. Since there are many insurance companies and each with different policies; it’s best to contact your insurance company to find out if you’ll be covered. Our office staff will get the insurance approval on your behalf.

LIST OF SOME ACCEPTED INSURANCES *

  • AMERIHEALTH
  • BEECHSTREET
  • CORESOURCE
  • EMPIRE BCBS
  • HORIZON BCBS
  • BCBS of ALL STATES
  • CONNECTICARE, INC
  • GREAT WEST HEALTHCARE
  • HEALTH CHOICE
  • LOCAL UNIONS INS
  • HUMANA
  • INSURANCE DESIGN ADMINISTRATORS
  • LOOMIS
  • THE MAIL HANDLERS BENEFIT FUND
  • NATIONAL BENEFITS FUNDS
  • NJ CARPENTERS HEALTH FUND
  • PLUMBERS LOCAL 24
  • PREFERRED CARE
  • STARMARK
  • WELL CHOICE
  • LOCA 825/OPERATING ENGINEERS
  • MEDICARE
  • AETNA
  • CIGNA
  • GHI
  • GUARDIAN
  • HEALTHPARTNERS/PHS
  • MEDICARE BLUE
  • MEDICARE RAILROAD
  • MULTIPLAN
  • NPNN
  • OXFORD LIBERTY
  • OXFORD FREEDOM
  • PHCS
  • QUALCARE
  • TRICARE
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE

*Must have out of network benefits

Our office staff would be glad to check your insurance benefits, and do all the legwork to acquire insurance approval for your surgery. You can call us at (888) NEW-BODY, or email us at info@mehtaobesitycenter.com, with the following information if you would like our office to check your benefits for surgery. Your Name, Date of Birth, Insurance ID #, Insurance phone #

PURCHASING NEW INSURANCE

If you do not have insurance, it is still possible to enroll in insurance that provides adequate coverage for bariatric surgery. You can contact any major carriers such as Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Horizon, Oxford, Cigna, or others.

You will need to make sure of the following:
  • Must have Out-of-Network benefits
  • Must have benefits for Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Obesity must not be listed, as a preexisting condition, and that you will be allowed to get Bariatric Surgery.
  • That there will not be a long mandatory waiting period by the insurance company for you to get Bariatric Surgery

SELF PAY

For those without adequate insurance, and do not want to purchase new insurance, may choose to pay for the surgery. We have negotiated the best possible rates with hospitals and come up with the best possible pricing.

Have questions about this procedure? Ask us now:

We accept all major insurances if you have appropriate benefits, offer financing, and can email you our specials, for those who choose to self-pay.

Testimonials

  • Dr. Mehta gave me the tools to work with and for that I’m thankful. I’m always telling people about Dr. Mehta and how he helped change my life.*

    Laura S.
  • I have never felt better physically, emotionally and spiritually in my LIFE! I have made a commitment to myself to live a healthier lifestyle and Dr. Mehta has helped in this decision and choice. Down 80 lbs with the lap band.*

    Dawn B.
  • I chose Dr. Mehta because he came highly recommended by my gastrointestinal doctor. Before surgery my maximum weight was 338 lbs. My current weight, one year post-op is 205 lbs. I had no trouble getting an appointment with Dr. Mehta’s office and I found the staff to be kind and very informative and supportive. Dr. Mehta answered all of my questions thoroughly and was very attentive when I developed post op complications. I have not taken advantage of the support staff in place, but I know they’re available should I need them. I would highly recommend Dr. Mehta and the Mehta Bariatric Center to anyone considering bariatric surgery. It has made a tremendous impact on my life.*

    Darlene G. Hillsborough, NJ
  • Dr. Mehta and his staff (especially Lulu) are great!! Dr. Mehta has a great bedside manner and takes the time to talk to you and answer any and all questions that you may have. My situation was different than most. I had an old gastric banding placed in back in 1985. My surgery was performed by a surgeon who no longer practices. The banding had gone bad and eroded through my stomach causing a lot of pain. I had gone to many doctors and finally met Dr. Mehta who decided to help me by performing corrective surgery to remove the band and perform the new gastric bypass. I was back up to 225 lbs and I am now down to 140 lbs. My husband met with Dr. Mehta while he was in the hospital and liked his manners and asked me to call him. I had no problem getting an appointment and he explained everything I needed to know. I had the surgery and I am now feeling great and no longer in pain. I love Dr. Mehta and his staff. I felt I made a great choice and I am glad he took my case on and helped me out.*

    Colleen V. Flemington, NJ
  • I heard about Dr. Mehta through my mother. I felt very comfortable around him. At our first meeting, Dr. Mehta explained the procedure and all risks with me. The staff that Dr. Mehta has is very friendly and helpful with all your questions. I felt like Lulu was a personal friend of mine. Before my surgery, I weighed 237 lbs now I am weighing 145 lbs. I feel great!! I have not been able to utilize the Mehta Bariatric Center’s after care program because of where I live, in Delaware. If I lived closer, I wouldn’t hesitate to utilize it. I highly recommend Dr. Mehta and the Mehta Bariatric Center.*

    Deana C. Newark, NJ