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Gastric Bypass Surgery

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LAP BAND Surgery

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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

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Insurance appeals for lap-band, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy

If your initial request for pre-authorization is not approved, insurers provide an appeal process that allows you to address specific reasons for denying your request. It is important that you reply quickly. It is also recommended that you enlist the help of an experienced insurance advocate. Contact us to help you with the appeals process by filling out the following form:


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