Have you tried to lose weight, only to see it come back? Have you tried diets and pills that never seemed to work? For some people, permanent weight loss is an elusive goal, and chronic obesity can take a serious toll on your health, wellness, and self-esteem.
Are you ready to take the first step on the road to a longer, healthier life? Attend one of our free seminars in Fayetteville or Fort Smith to learn more about our program and what path may be right for you. Click here for our seminar schedule.
The support of family and friends during this journey can make the transformation much easier, and it’s recommended to have someone you trust attend our seminar and each of your appointments with you. Though friends and relatives are indispensable, support groups made up of other patients can also facilitate your transition to a new lifestyle, and we believe it’s important to attend group meetings in your first post-operative year and beyond. Click here to visit our support groups page.
The problems of obesity are not all obvious. Extreme obesity is a known risk factor for diabetes, heart failure, stroke, hypertension, gallbladder disease, degenerative arthritis, back pain, some forms of cancer, sleep apnea, pregnancy complications, depression and other health risks. Obesity and related conditions can even shorten your life.
Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery features the only group of fellowship-trained bariatric and advanced general laparoscopic surgeons in Arkansas. Joshua Roller, MD, and Yong Kwon, MD, offer the most sophisticated modern weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) techniques available, including roux-en-Y gastric bypass, lap gastric banding or LAP-BAND surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy, to help you take control of your weight and reclaim your health. We have served patients from Northwest Arkansas, including Fort Smith and Van Buren, Eastern Oklahoma, Southern Missouri and Southeastern Kansas.
Dr. Roller and Dr. Kwon perform weight loss surgery laparoscopically, and are specially trained in minimally invasive surgical techniques. They also perform other minimally invasive procedures, including many that can ease or resolve medical problems associated with obesity.
In 2012, we were voted Best Weight Management Clinic by the readers of NWAMotherLode! We thank you for recognizing our strong commitment to delivering excellent results and care. We will continue with our commitment to excellence through our dedicated service and patient care for many more years to come.
Our professional staff includes a board-certified family practice physician, a weight loss psychologist, two registered dieticians and a registered nurse. As part of our holistic approach to helping our patients achieve weight loss success, we offer a proven nutritional supplement kit through our e-store. No two weight loss patients have the same story and needs, and we will work to determine the best path for you while providing a supportive, private environment for your transformation.
Insurance & Payment Options
Weight loss surgery is not universally covered by insurance companies. However, many have begun offering coverage, and it’s important to contact the company and verify whether or not you have coverage, and whether that coverage applies to surgery at Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery.
There are a variety of circumstances you may encounter regarding your health insurance.
As you explore whether or not you have coverage, we will be available to answer any questions you may have about what to tell your carrier.
Obesity and morbid obesity are considered separate health conditions. Some plans exclude treatment for obesity but will cover treatment for morbid obesity. Be very specific when describing your condition to your insurance company. If you are unsure which condition you have, we can help you make that determination.
Insurance companies that cover weight loss surgery have benefit guidelines, or specific requirements that must be met before coverage for surgery is authorized. We will do our best to help you, but the process can be long and sometimes confusing, requiring a great deal of effort on the part of the patient and our office.
In order to begin pre-certification for coverage, our office must receive:
If your insurance carrier does not offer coverage, there are other options. The Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery offers different self-pay and financing options (see below).
The insurance code for Lap Gastric Banding is 43770 and the Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is 43644.
Co-pay & Co-insurance
Out-of-pocket costs to you will vary based on your insurance policy, and we will need to review your policy terms before we estimate the amount you will have to pay. Payment of co-pay and co-insurance is required 10-14 days prior to your scheduled surgery date. Our financial counselor will estimate your co-insurance payment. Payment must be paid in full prior to surgery.
Patients who elect to self-pay will receive a quote from Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery for the surgery and related costs, based on the procedure that is chosen. Payment is required 10-14 days prior to surgery. Accepted forms of payment include:
The cost of the operation includes:
This fee only covers routine service related to the surgery and is based on usual and customary charges. The fee estimate will not include:
If your insurance carrier does not provide coverage for weight loss surgery or provides incomplete coverage, self-paying is an option. However, we understand that some of our patients may need assistance. We offer multiple options for financing, including:
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Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery
1280 E. Stearns, Suite 5
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703