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 Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation-best bariatric surgery

A Bariatric Center of Excellence



We currently do not accept Medicaid.

Step 1

Attend one of Dr. Merriman's FREE Educational Seminars. The seminar will last about 45 minutes and will allow you to have your questions answered including initial information about your insurance.  To register click here.

Step 2

Our Insurance Coordinator will be in touch usually within one to two weeks (depending on the speed of your insurance company's response) after your attendance at the seminar to give you the details of your benefits.

Step 3

You will make your first office visit to see Dr. Merriman and discuss your decisions. Please make sure you complete all your new patient paperwork prior to your first appointment. Our patient care coordinator will email you a link to fill out your paperwork online.

If you have any trouble or questions, please contact our Patient Care Coordinator, Megan Ho, at 318.222.4282 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

*Disclaimer: All weight loss claims are due to surgery. Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the surgery type and the compliance with the aftercare program.

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