ADVANCED LAP-BAND CENTER
Surgical Center for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity
Louis Fox, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Medical City Hospital, Dallas, Tx. 75230
phone 972.566.4560 – fax 972.566.6239 laparoscopic gastric banding
HOW DO I PROCEED?
The following steps will guide you through the process of getting surgery approved and scheduled:
You should first verify that bariatric surgery (“Surgical treatment of morbid obesity when medically necessary”) is a covered benefit in your health insurance plan. Also ask them to explain your benefit coverage to you so you will understand what your financial responsibility might be.
Please download and complete this form before calling to make your first office appointment.
Insurance Benefit Worksheet
Do you need a physician referral?
Attend a free informational seminar, or make an appointment with the doctor.
Complete all the health questionnaire forms provided here (see downloadable PDFs below) or fill them out during your initial office visit (if so, arrive early).
Patient Information Packet
Obtain and forward pertinent medical records to document your history of obesity and co-morbidities.
Insurance Information for Lap Band Surgery Approval (PDF)
At the initial physician consultation, the doctor will review your patient information with you and determine if further testing and/or other physician consultations are necessary. Also, you will see your surgeon again prior to surgery where pre and post operative instructions are discussed, consent forms will be reviewed, and further questions will be addressed.
A letter of medical necessity will be submitted to your health insurance provider to obtain authorization for surgery. This step may take up to one to two months, or longer.
For private pay, non-insured patients, please click here for cash payment options.