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Weight Loss Surgery – Insurance Coverage Criteria

In Insurance and Costs, Pre-approval Process, Resources by OC Staff

The list below is organized by insurance company. We include the following important information for each insurance company listed: Which weight loss surgeries are covered. Required criteria before gastric bypass, Lap Band or other procedures are approved for coverage. If Lap Band fills are covered after surgery. Contact information for your insurance provider. A link to the insurance policy detailing …

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Suggested Reading Before and After Surgery

In Before Surgery, Resources by OC Staff

You can never read and learn enough when it comes to a life-changing procedure like weight loss surgery. People that succesfully keep the weight off know that weight loss surgery is only the tool to help you lose weight. It will not keep the weight off and weight loss surgery is not the easy way out. Its only the beginning …

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Am I Morbidly Obese?

In Before Surgery, Calculators, Obesity & You, Resources by OC Staff

Reviewed By Patricia Sullivan, BSN, RN, CNOR, CBN In order to qualify for weight loss surgery you have to be considered morbidly obese. By definition this term means that you suffer from obesity and because of this you are more likely to suffer from comorbidities. The National Institute of Health (NIH) set the standards to measure and treat obesity. There …

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Which Weight Loss Surgery Forum Should I Join?

In Apps, Before Surgery, Resources by OC Staff

Weight loss surgery is a big decision. Weight loss surgery is also an emotional roller coaster. Successful patients typically have a strong support group. And while family is wonderful to have as support, none of them can relate to your surgery unless they have gone through it. Weight loss surgery forums are the best way to share your personal experiences …

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Top 7 Apps After Weight Loss Surgery

In After Surgery, Apps, Resources by OC Staff

You’ve had weight loss surgery and you’re on your way to a thinner and healthier life. You’d like to take advantage of technology and use some of the great apps out there to help you along the way. But which apps should you use? There are a lot of choices and many of them seem similar. We reviewed over 30 …