Cigna and Lap Band

on 3/8/13 11:44 pm


Does anyone have any information about lap band surgery and  coverage with Cigna? I meet most of the requirements for Cigna; Over 40 BMI, overweight for more than 5 years, 3 months medically supervised diet, dietician consultation. I’m in the process of getting proof of all my diets but some are hard to get proof for. (Using Alli etc.) So has any one had the lap band surgery with Cigna?  Are they very stringent about proof etc. throughout the whole process? Do they really drag their feet through the whole process or do they give release within a timely fashion?


Thank you for all your help in advance!



Nic M
on 3/9/13 1:27 am

Hi Sarah,

I'm sorry I can't offer you information about Cigna. I had lap band surgery done about 10 years ago and things have changed in regard to insurance coverage since then.

But before choosing the lap band, have you read the revisions forum and the failed WLS forum?  The lap band makes up the majority of those boards. In case you haven't seen this information: und/a,messageboard/,messageboard/bo ard_id,5360/ patients-complications/story?id=13187452





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on 3/12/13 10:07 am
Nic M
on 3/13/13 3:08 am

GREAT advice, Tri.



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