How long does it take to get insurance approval?

Once you have completed your appointments, and we have all the documentation that is needed, we will send in to your insurance an authorization request for surgery. Once it is sent in to your insurance, it can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks before an authorization is received, depending on your insurance. Some insurance companies require the documentation to be reviewed by their medical director. Because of this, they can get backed up on reviewing the documentation. Most insurance companies have specific requirements when it comes to bariatric surgery. They will, on occasion, request additional information from either you or your primary care physician. You should contact your insurance company to see what their requirements are and gather any additional documentation that might be needed such as documentation of weight loss attempts.