Insurance Information

Please be aware that Eviva’s legal name is “Puget Sound Surgical Center dba. Eviva“. When speaking with your insurance company, we may be in their system as “Puget Sound Surgical Center”.

In Network Insurance:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem BCBS
  • Barinet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield out of state plans
  • Cigna
  • Federal BCBS
  • First Choice
  • GEHA
  • HMA
  • Meritain
  • Premera
  • Regence
  • UMR
  • United Health Care
Kaiser PPO – Accepted  (Please call Eviva for additional information)

We do not accept the following insurance carriers at this time, however we are pleased to offer a prompt discount to our patients self-paying prior to the procedure.  

  • Apple Health
  • Community Health Plan of WA
  • DSHS
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • Molina
  • Provider One
  • Tricare / Triwest

***Bariatric services are a complicated insurance benefit, let our patient facilitator Kairn Dodge, with her 16 years’ experience, help you navigate this difficult first step. Contact Kairn at [email protected] or 425-778-2220 ext. 215

Patients will receive any needed assistance with understanding insurance eligibility. As every insurance policy varies in criteria, your policy may require multiple components. The patient is responsible for helping procure needed documentation. Our Insurance Coordinator will guide you through the process all the way to your anticipated approval.


It is your responsibility as the patient to know and understand your insurance plan benefits, authorization and referral requirements.

We recommend calling the member customer service number on the back of your insurance card to verify this information. Here are a few questions that you may find helpful when calling:

  1. Does my plan have coverage for the bariatric surgery and the treatment of obesity? (Morbid obesity diagnosis code is E66.01)
  2. What are my surgical benefits (deductible, co-insurance, out of pocket)?
  3. What specific criteria does my insurance require for coverage?
  4. Is bariatric surgery covered for both In-network and out-of-network?
  5. Is a specific facility required (hospital / outpatient)?

Prompt Pay Program

Eviva offers prompt pay pricing discounts when payment is received at least 2 weeks prior to scheduled surgery date. For discount information, look at our Self Pay page.

Contact us for more information.

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We are the surgeons who pioneered the outpatient LapSleeve® procedure. We have performed this procedure, which is a variation of the vertical sleeve gastrectomy, on over 3000 patients. Our board-certified surgeons, physicians, and dietitians work in concert in a program tailored to your story.

Timeline to Surgery

Check out our Bariatric Surgery Timeline to get an idea of what your path may involve.