United Health Care (United Health and Oxford)

We accept all United Health Care plans. United Health Care approves through our practice the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric band (Lap-band® or REALIZE® band), laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and revision procedures for the treatment of complications, side-effects or inadequate weight loss of a previous weight loss surgery. United Health Care covers all preoperative office visits and preoperative testing, as well as all postoperative office visits. Based on our agreement with United Health Care, there will be no co-pays for physician visits during the first three months after your surgery.

United Health Care requires two nutritional visits with a Registered Dietitian (RD) before approval of weight loss surgery. Although these two visits are not covered by United Health Care, primary care physician referral is required prior to seeing an RD. Oxford also always requires a primary care physician referral prior to seeing the bariatric surgeon. We recommend that you should make your first appointment with our RD, Judy Carty (tel: 860-714-6591) early on during this process so you won’t delay the approval of your surgery by United Health Care.  

United Health Care will not approve your surgery if documentation of the two nutritional visits is not provided. Pre-authorization by United Health care is required before your surgery is performed. Pre-authorization is the last step before your surgery and it takes place once you have completed all required pre-operative testing.