Medicare & Wellcare Medicare

We accept all Medicare plans. Medicare 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. Medicare covers all preoperative office visits and preoperative testing, as well as all postoperative office visits. Based on our agreement with Medicare, there will be no co-pays for physician visits.

Medicare does not require a medically supervised diet before approval of weight loss surgery. Medicare requires however two nutritional visits with a Registered Dietitian (RD) before approval of weight loss surgery and we recommend that you should make your 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 Medicare. Nutrtitional visits are not covered by Medicare. Pre-authorization by Medicare is not required before your surgery is performed.