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Bariatric Surgery Financing and Insurance

At DMC Harper Bariatric Medicine Institute we understand the physical, mental and financial commitment you have accepted in electing to participate in the Detroit Medical Center's Weight Loss Solutions program. We want to help you through each step of the process, including your bariatric surgery financing.

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Our doctors and staff understand bariatric surgery is an expensive procedure and take pride in working with you and your insurance provider. With the Michigan obesity rate at more than 30 percent and the state facing an epidemic, we believe cost shouldn't prevent patients in the Dearborn and greater Detroit areas from receiving potentially life-saving, weight loss treatment.

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What to Expect

What to Expect

After choosing our facility, request a written policy from your insurance regarding their policy on weight loss surgery. Most insurance companies recognize people who are morbidly obese are more likely to get serious health conditions like: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol and sleep apnea. They are beginning to change their policies to cover bariatric surgery.

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Your insurance company also can answer other important questions, including...

Does your plan cover weight loss surgery for morbid obesity?

What types of weight loss surgery does your plan cover?


If your health plan requires prior authorization for a consultation or a procedure, you must have your primary care physician request the authorization. Once authorized, we will submit your file to the insurance specialists for review to make sure all the necessary requirements have been met before submitting the claim to the insurance company.

Even if your insurance company denies the initial claim, our bariatric coordinator will work with you through the appeal process, and we have a very high success rate in winning appeals.



If the insurance company denies the claim or does not cover bariatric surgical procedures, you can speak with a coordinator about self-pay bariatric surgery financing and cash packages. At DMC Harper Bariatric Medicine Institute we believe nothing should stand in the way of you becoming your new self.

If you have further questions about bariatric surgery financing with Harper BMI call us at 877.362.9898 or visit our contact page.

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About your new self at Detroit Center in Michigan

Detroit Medical Center is the premier provider of weight loss surgery in Michigan and the Great Lakes Region. DMC operates offices in the Madison Heights and Southfield areas of Detroit, Michigan, and serves other areas including Ypsilanti, Saginaw, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint, Livonia, Monroe, Lansing, Dearborn, Novi and Troy. Your New Self also serves Canadian bariatric patients as a preferred provider for the Ontario Ministry of Health.

Your New Self at Detroit Medical Center boasts four expert bariatric surgeons who specialize in LAP-BAND®, REALIZE® Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass bariatric surgeries.

Patients interested in weight loss surgery should sign up for a free informational seminar to learn more about their surgical options and get started today.