We accept all Tricare plans. Tricare approves through our practice the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric band (Lap-band® or REALIZE® band), laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (check with your plan for coverage of this procedure) and revision procedures for the treatment of complications, side-effects or inadequate weight loss of a previous weight loss surgery. Tricare covers all preoperative office visits and preoperative testing, as well as all postoperative office visits. Based on our agreement with Tricare, there will be no co-pays for physician visits during the first three months after your surgery. Co-pays for physician visits after the first three months may be required depending on the individual plan.
Tricare requires a 6-month (a total of seven visits within six consecutive months during the last two years) medically supervised by a physician or a Registered Dietitian (RD) before approval of weight loss surgery. 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 Tricare. Pre-authorization by Tricare is required before your surgery is performed. Tricare will not approve your surgery if documentation for a 6-month medically supervised diet is not provided. Pre-authorization is the last step before your surgery and it takes place once you have completed all required pre-operative testing.