We know analytics lead to this conclusion and the need to lose weight, which is a focus all over the US anyway, but with those patients needing this type of surgery imageit looks like there’s hope on the horizon as it is cheaper and more efficient to maintain a slimmer body than a heavy one. 

I’m sure when more details come out, you will need to be “in network” here to be eligible.  Good news is that it jumps out from that “investigational” category that stops many procedures from taking place and/or being approved. It’s getting expensive to be obese too with ambulances adding on premium charges and let’s face it, you don’t wan to be admitted to a hospital on a forklift, and I don’t mean driving it but rather as cargo.  In some areas if an individual is too big, they won’t fit in the MRI too, so this is a good thing both ways it appears but the algorithms to show cost effectiveness were there, you can bank on that.  BD 

Ambulances Charging More for Obese Patients and Buying Heavy Equipment for Transporting

Health insurance giants, Aetna Inc. and United Healthcare, announced their plans to insure laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, a new form of bariatric surgery for morbidly obese patients. The new policy changes are in response to positive results of the most recent method to treat morbid obesity.

Obesity-related complications, such as type 2 diabetes, are costly for health insurers, making their commitment to cover obesity surgeries unexplainable. Metabolic surgeries however, are ever-changing making investigational research important before they can be covered, which is the reason laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy wasn't covered until recently.

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery stated that “sleeve gastrectomy” (SG) is now a risk-reduction initial treatment strategy for at-risk patients. Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding and Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch are also on the list of common metabolic surgeries.

Aetna, United Healthcare To Cover Innovative Weight Loss Surgery ...


  1. Thanks for the lovely and useful informative post.I am sure obese is not the order of the day ... but first of all a healthy diet and lifestyle maybe after that we could consider all these ideas.

  2. If you're seriously form of obesity surgery, the first thing to do is find a certified surgeon. Once you have a doctor you can trust the rest of the process will go much more smoothly.

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  4. This could not be written any better. Indeed, there are lot of remedies. But if you feel like you want to be healthier the fastest possible time to avoid future ailment. You can opt and then go ahead if you already prepare for all the things you may encounter. This takes a lot of courage and too much discipline. This is worth living healthy anyway.

  5. During the past 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. and this number is very alarming since most of these obese citizen are children.

  6. is this possible? is this not dangerous enough to myself in danger if i decide to get these type of surgery?

  7. for me, i would choose the natural way of losing weight than burden myself with the consequences that may happen if things get worse.

  8. For those obese people it will help them a lot and if done in proper way it will give a positive result and it is safe.



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