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Aetna, United Healthcare announce plans to cover new weight loss surgery

Aetna, United Healthcare announce plans to cover new weight loss surgery

In a sleeve gastrectomy, a portion of the stomach is removed, leaving a small sleeve-shaped section, which reduces the amount of food a person can consume.

“We will continue to work with the medical community and coverage providers to improve access to bariatric and metabolic surgery so that we can more effectively meet the needs of patients,” stated Robin Blackstone, MD, FACS, Chairman of Access to Care Committee, ASMBS.

To read the full article, please visit Aetna, United Healthcare To Cover Innovative Weight Loss Surgery.

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To learn more about weight-loss surgery, check out these titles on Amazon.com:

The Expert's Guide to Weight-Loss Surgery, by Garth Davis

The REAL Skinny On Weight Loss Surgery: An Indispensable Guide to What You Can REALLY Expect!!, by Julie M. Janeway

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