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Any information would be greatly appreciated. I am just starting my journey to lap band surgery and would like to know the following:

Has anyone used Beverly Hills Physicians (that is the group name)?

If your insurance gave you authorization, how much was the out of pocket expense and do they work with you on that?

From start to actual surgery, how long is the process?

I really appreciate any insight you may have. Thanks so much

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Not sure about them, I had mine done at cedar sinai, who is your insurance company?

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OK so i went to Dr. Davtyan he has an office in Beverly Hills and one in Glendale. He is an AMAZING surgeon. He is banded as well so he has great insight into what will happen before and after surgery!! The surgery is performed at Liden surgical center which is a state of the art surgical center with the greatest staff. His consults are free and i did not go thru insurnace i was a self pay so i dont have info on that. He is tends to give discounts if you are a referral from a current patient. If you are instrested let me know i will give you my name when you go!! I hope i helped a little!! Good luck with everything!! :rolleyes:

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I went to 3 consults before I chose Dr. Nishi at Cedar Sanai. The first was Dr. Leport in Orange county. They wanted me to pay 2500.00 for the Physican's assistance. That did not include my 10% copay. 2nd I went to Beverly Hills Surgical center. Thought I was going to a seminar. They said the doctor had an emergency and would be in later, one of the ladies gave me an overview and was ready to take my information and get me all signed up. I hadn't even decided if I wanted to have the surgery for sure or not at that point. Anyway once I gave her my insurance info she checked it out and my portion would have been around 6,000.00 because none of their doctors were in the network for my PPO. I ended you having my surgery at Cedars Sanai. Haven't seen the bill yet but I think it's gonna be 2,000 to 3,000 for my 10% copay. You should research if you are trying to use your insurance.

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wow! that is what they quoted me "between 4500 - 6000"! I though good grief...so how do I get in touch with the place you went through?

STAY AWAY!!! I have a PPO also, and I got quoted $4000 out of pocket and insurance covers the rest. Over a year later, I began getting bills for much more. Just yesterday I received a bill for $8500 even though they specifically told me all I would be charged is the $4000 initial out of pocket.

When I called the billing department to try to figure out what the charge is for, they explained that the bill is for tax purposes and they just need me to send a letter saying I can't afford to pay the bill so they can write the $8500 off on their taxes. Sounds like tax evasion and they require the patients help or your stuck with the bill.

EDIT: I guess the point is that once the honeymoon is over, they show their true colors. Why else would they wait over a year and a half to send me the bill?

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Hi, I have BS/BC PPO.I went to a doctor in Beverly Hills. They are out on network. However they accepted what my insurance paid, so I had no expences for anything.luck. If you have any ?? feel free to contact me. Good luck:thumbup:

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I have Blue Cross of California PPO as well. They are out of network; However, Beverly Hills did do an "insurance verification" and assured me that since they're out of the network I'd have to pay the facility fee out of pocket ($4000), but the rest will be covered under insurance. Over a year after the surgery, well after I thought I was done with them I received a bill for roughly $8500. So, even though they said you're verified and that all is paid for, doesn't mean they won't come after you down the line for money.

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I also have Blue Cross PPO. I went to Dr. Naim in Long Beach at St. Marys Center for Surgical Treatment of Obesity. They got me authorization within a couple of weeks. My out of pocket for the hospital was only $1400. And I've paid about $300 for the preop testing so far. haven't gotten a bill from the doc yet.

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I went to Beverly Hills Surgery Center aka Top Surgeon's. At the beginning everything was fine, I had a co-pay that they waived. BCBS PPO. However they started hounding me every day asking if my insurance company sent to me checks, which they had not. Well long story short, because my insurance was out of state, they sent me the checks and I had to endorse them over to Beverly Hills Surgery Center. No big deal right, until the checks kept on coming in. for a TOTAL of $210,783.50 Yes TWO HUNDRED AND TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. they completely ripped off my insurance company. They wanted to send a messenger to my home at 9PM at night to pick up checks, which I told them NO- I would be there on Saturday for my fill and would endorse checks over to them.

In the middle of my appointment during my fill- the little collector walks in to collect checks. I told them I thought they were ripping off my insurance company and wanted a break down of all charges, which took 45 minutes of sitting in the lobby, finally received a copy of said bill, they charged my insurance company ridiculous amounts. I was told I would not be billed anything more and I would have fills for 12 months.

Nope not ow it turned out- Job change- Insurance change, so No more fills- they started calling me once again when they no longer can bill my insurance company and asking me for additional money- they say I owe them $17,000.00- and refuse to see me

Now I am seeing another doctor, because my band has slipped and I am waiting for surgery date to have band replaced.

Talk to everyone you can, Interview, go online, read, read, read- I went to the first doctor that said I was approved, and lets schedule the surgery. I was blinded by the thought getting the lap band surgery done.

Good luck to you

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I went to Beverly Hills Surgery Center aka Top Surgeon's. At the beginning everything was fine, I had a co-pay that they waived. BCBS PPO. However they started hounding me every day asking if my insurance company sent to me checks, which they had not. Well long story short, because my insurance was out of state, they sent me the checks and I had to endorse them over to Beverly Hills Surgery Center. No big deal right, until the checks kept on coming in. for a TOTAL of $210,783.50 Yes TWO HUNDRED AND TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. they completely ripped off my insurance company. They wanted to send a messenger to my home at 9PM at night to pick up checks, which I told them NO- I would be there on Saturday for my fill and would endorse checks over to them.

This same thing happened to my neighbor..she did not get the checks but was sent statements from her insurance which showed charges of 1oo's of thousands of dollars. My insurance is through the fire dept and it isprivately funded. I would feel horribly if those type of $ were taken on my behalf especially if the cash price is under 10k these day.

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