We accept all Aetna plans. Aetna 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.
Aetna covers all preoperative office visits and preoperative testing, as well as all postoperative office visits. Based on our agreement with Aetna, there will be no co-pays for physician visits during the first three months after your surgery. Aetna requires a 3-month diet (a total of four visits within three consecutive months during the last two years) which has to be supervised by a Registered Dietitian (RD) before approval of weight loss surgery. Nutritional visits are covered by Aetna without any co-pays.
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 Aetna. Aetna will not approve your surgery if documentation for a 3-month medically supervised diet is not provided. Pre-authorization by Aetna 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.