Weight Loss Surgical Center now accepting Missouri HealthNet
Weight Loss Surgical Center is now accepting Missouri Medicaid patients in the Missouri HealthNet program, as is Blue Valley Hospital, where its surgeries are performed.
Missouri HealthNet participants should have a card similar to the one pictured to the left.
People with Missouri HealthNet who are interested in getting an adjustable gastric band, commonly known by the brand names LAP-BAND System or REALIZE Band Solution, should be aware of the state's requirements for gastric band surgery for weight loss.
To be qualified for weight loss surgery, patients must:
- Have a Body Mass Index of 40 or higher
- Have at least one weight-related health conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, gastric reflux, sleep apnea, etc.