The gastric balloon is one of the most popular procedures to provide jaw dropping weight loss results. So, why is the balloon not covered by insurance? This is a top question asked by patients every day.
What is the Orbera Weight Loss Balloon?
The Orbera weight loss balloon is a silicone balloon that is placed in the stomach with the purpose of restricting the amount of food a person requires before they feel full. This results in less calories consumed which leads to significant weight loss over time.
Is Orbera Safe?
The FDA has approved Orbera as a safe and effective treatment for qualified patients with a BMI between 30 and 40.
Is the Weight Loss Balloon a Permanent Procedure?
No, Orbera is a temporary procedure and will need to be removed after approximately six months.
Why is the Balloon Not Covered by Insurance?
The Orbera balloon is not currently known to be covered by any insurance plan. However, if you are considering this weight loss procedure it is important that you reach out to your insurance provider directly.
You should be prepared to answer some common questions including the following:
- Where will the procedure take place?
- Is the office in-network?
- What is your deductible?
- Will there be a copay?
What Do I Do if Orbera is Not Covered by Insurance?
In the case where this procedure is not covered within your insurance plan, there are still options.
The best thing you can do is to speak with the weight loss surgery center you are visiting to learn about pricing and financing options.
Schedule Your Consultation at Maryland Bariatrics Today
If you are interested in learning if you are a good candidate for Orbera or any other weight loss surgery, please call to schedule a consultation at Maryland Bariatrics today. 301-965-0546.