Advocacy and Access

Weight-Loss Surgery Advocacy and Access

Bariatric Surgery

Advocacy and Access

Obesity is not simply a condition caused by overeating — it is a chronic disease that often cannot be cured by diet and exercise alone.

Despite these facts, some individuals are denied access to treatment as some payers and employers do not recognize obesity as a disease.

From payer and employer partnerships and outreach, through collaboration with medical societies, Medtronic is committed to driving advocacy for bariatric surgery.

MEDICAL SOCIETY PARTNERSHIPS

MEDICAL SOCIETY PARTNERSHIPS

Through our partnerships with medical societies, Medtronic works to:


PAYER SOLUTIONS

PAYER SOLUTIONS

Through our Payer Solutions group, Medtronic offers support to healthcare professionals with:

  • Collaboration with economists to provide evidence demonstrating that bariatric surgery is effective in:
    • Decreasing workplace absenteeism
    • Having greater efficacy when comparing surgical intervention vs medical management
    • Combating severe co-morbid conditions. See our Systematic Review of Bariatric Surgery
  • Employer outreach programs to facilitate access to obesity continuum of care.
  • Payer relations related to medically supervised dietary program restrictions prior to surgery or the appeal process.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.