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Bariatric Program

Surgery: Getting Insurance Approval

Once you have been evaluated by one of our surgeons, and if surgery is recommended, we will discuss the medical necessity review process. Our Bariatric team will assemble all of your information, and forward to your insurance company for review. The review process varies between insurance companies, but generally takes between 2 – 4 weeks. Once a determination has been made by your insurance company, they will notify both you and our office by a mailed letter. Upon receipt of the letter of approval (or denial) we will contact you to discuss the results.

What insurance plans do you accept?

Shelby Baptist Medical Center and Cahaba Valley Surgical Group accept a wide array of insurance plans.

Some of these include:

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Viva Health

Some plans require a referral from the primary care physician. Some plans have specific hospital panels within which the patient must receive services. Call your insurance company to inquire.

We do not accept the following insurance plans for our Bariatric Program:

  • Medicare Advantage and Fee For Service Plans
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid (all state programs)
  • Non-participating PPO plans

Setting the Date:

If you have been approved for a bariatric procedure (as per above) we will talk with you about potential dates for your surgery. With an approval, we can usually schedule the surgery within 2 – 4 weeks from our receipt of the notification of approval from the insurance company.


If you think you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery, or if your physician has recommended that you consider this procedure, please complete our bariatric program application below. Please note that you must read the information on the links below to be able to complete the forms within the enrollment packet. Review this information before moving on to our packet. We also have animated educational videos describing each procedure at the bottom of the page of each of each page on these links. We consider this information very important to your understanding of the indications for surgery, potential risks and benefits of the procedures, and a tool to help you determine if surgery is right for you.

For questions concerning the status of your packet or other enrollment questions, you may contact the Shelby Baptist Bariatric Coordinator at (205) 620-8831.

Click here to access the Bariatric Enrollment Packet for our program

Nondiscrimination Statement:

Cahaba Valley Surgical Group, P.C. complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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