Community Health Network (CHN)

We accept all CHN plans including Husky A and B. CHN approves through our practice the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric band (Lap-band® or REALIZE® band), laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and revision procedures for the treatment of complications, side-effects or inadequate weight loss of a previous weight loss surgery.

CHN covers all preoperative office visits and preoperative testing, as well as all postoperative office visits. Based on our agreement with CHN, there will be no co-pays for physician visits (unemployed patients do not have co-pays) during the first six months after your surgery. CHN requires six visits with a Registered Dietitian (RD) before approval of weight loss surgery which they are usually scheduled every other week within a 3-month period. Nutritional visits are covered by CHN without any co-pay.

We recommend that you should make your first appointment with our RD, Judy Carty (tel: 860-714-6591) early on during this process so you won’t delay the approval of your surgery by CHN. CHN will not approve your surgery if these six visits have not been completed. Pre-authorization by CHN is required before your surgery is performed. Pre-authorization is the last step before your surgery and it takes place once you have completed all required pre-operative testing.