HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 13, 2013) - Houston weight loss surgeons Dr. Sherman Yu and Dr. Terry Scarborough operate Texas Laparoscopic Consultants with the guiding principle of helping their patients live longer, happier, healthier lives. This mission not only includes using the latest techniques and technology the field has to offer, but also making sure their patients are able to comfortably pay for their procedures. Drs. Yu and Scarborough are proud to be recognized as BLIS surgeons, a distinction that allows Texas Laparoscopic Consultants to provide an additional insurance option for their patients.
BLIS is a third-party company that strives to improve access to surgery for those patients whose primary insurance does not cover -- or only partially covers -- the cost of their procedure. For patients with limited weight loss insurance coverage, the chance of surgical complications and their accompanying financial costs can be a major source of stress.
While these surgical complications are statistically rare, if they do occur, they can wreak havoc on the patients' finances. In response to this situation, BLIS has set up the BLISCare Complication Protection Program to "help protect patients and provide financial peace of mind."
Drs. Yu and Scarborough are both BLIS-approved surgeons. BLIS offers its coverage program only to the patients of their pre-approved surgeons to ensure they are teaming up with the best surgeons available. The company evaluates medical practitioners and then compiles a list of qualified surgeons on their website available to prospective patients.
In addition, BLIS offers different tiers of coverage. Patients can choose protection ranging from 90 days to 30 months, depending on their unique circumstances. BLISCare covers unanticipated surgical complications including:
- Band Slip
- Band Erosion
- Suture Line Complications
Drs. Yu and Scarborough discuss BLISCare options with all prospective Houston bariatric surgery patients interested in the coverage during the consultation process. They work hand in hand with each patient by helping them determine the most effective insurance package to meet their individual needs.
About Sherman C. Yu, MD, FACS
Dr. Sherman Yu is a board-certified surgeon and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and was recently named one of America's Top Surgeons by Consumers Research Council of America. Dr. Yu has been recognized as a Centers of Excellence® Surgeon by the Surgical Review Corporation and is the first surgeon in the Houston area to perform the SILS adjustable gastric band procedure. He is available for interview upon request.
About Terry Scarborough, MD, FACS
Board-certified surgeon Dr. Terry Scarborough is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and earned his medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He has been recognized by H-Texas Magazine and Newsweek as a Top Physician. In addition, Dr. Scarborough is recognized as a Center of Excellence® Surgeon by the Surgical Review Corporation. He is extensively trained in several bariatric procedures, including gastric sleeve surgery. Dr. Scarborough is available for interview upon request.