ConnectiCare & ConnectiCare VIP Medicare

We accept all ConnectiCare plans. ConnectiCare 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. ConnectiCare covers all preoperative office visits and preoperative testing, as well as all postoperative office visits. Based on our agreement with Connecticare, there will be no co-pays for physician visits during the first three months after your surgery. 

ConnectiCare requires a 6-month diet (total of seven visits within six consecutive months during the last two years) which has to be supervised by a physician utilizing a Registered Dietitian (RD), or a physician before approval of weight loss surgery. Because co-pays vary between different ConnectiCare plans please call your plan for specific information. ConnectiCare VIP Medicare does not cover nutritional visits.  

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 ConnectiCare. ConnectiCare will not approve your surgery if documentation for a 6-month medically supervised diet is not provided. Pre-authorization by ConnectiCare 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.