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Ascension St. Vincent's East Surgical Weight Loss

Ascension St. Vincent's East Surgical Weight Loss

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Insurance coverage - bariatric surgery

At Ascension St. Vincent's East Birmingham Surgical Weight Loss, we provide you with payment options and insurance guidelines for bariatric surgery.


Your health insurance paves the way for your weight-loss journey. Bariatric surgery is an elective procedure, so it is important you understand what is and is not covered by your insurance plan. Our insurance coordinator can help explain your pre-approval requirements and submit you for coverage.

There are also options for self pay for those whose insurance does not cover bariatric surgery, these can be discussed with your surgeon’s office.

Insurance requirements in Alabama

  • Preoperative psychological evaluation
  • Nutrition and fitness education classes
  • Doctor supervised weight-loss program (time period varies with insurance plans)
  • Documents that show your weight has been a long-term health issue