Weight Loss Financing, Insurance, and Forms

To qualify for insurance coverage, many insurance companies require certain documentation for approval. Our skilled bariatric surgeon and expert team will gather any required documentation and request any necessary records from your other doctors. Some insurance companies require that you undergo three to six months of “medically supervised weight loss”. This means that you must have seen your primary doctor and discussed the issue of weight loss for at least this amount of time. Often past visits can be used to satisfy this requirement. Sometimes insurance approval can take a while, but we encourage you to stick with it and not give up. Our team is skilled at negotiating the complex requirements of insurance coverage. Once you are able to move forward with surgery, you will see that the wait was well worth it.

For those who do not qualify for insurance coverage, financing options are also available. Please contact our office for more information.

Cash Pay Bariatrics

If you are considering paying for weight loss surgery out of pocket, without the assistance of medical insurance, we offer some of the most competitive cash prices for bariatric surgery in Louisiana. We offer a wide range of payment options that can help bring your treatment into your budget.

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United Medical Credit

We are pleased to provide patient financing for bariatric procedures through United Medical Credit. You can get more information on their website at United Medical Credit. United Medical Credit offers affordable monthly payments, competitive interest rates, multiple financing plans to choose from and many more!

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Our practice now offers the option of financing treatment through CareCredit®, one of the most reputable healthcare financing companies in the nation. CareCredit® offers a variety of financing plans for both surgical and non-surgical weight loss treatments. Qualified applicants can typically choose from short-term monthly payment plans or extended payment plans, and many options have low- to no-interest rates. Plus, CareCredit®’s application and approval process can often be completed within minutes. A member of our team will be happy to answer your questions or assist you with the application process.


Patient Forms

In order to expedite your visit to our office, we encourage you to download, print, and complete the patient forms provided below at your convenience. Please bring them with you to your appointment. If you are unable to complete them prior to your visit, we will provide you with the forms when you arrive.

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If you are overweight and feel that you may qualify for one of these bariatric procedures, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Parrish. He can help you to begin your journey to a healthier and happier life!