Referrals

Referral and Insurance

The Adolescent Bariatric Surgery program will only accept referrals from your child's primary care physician or pediatrician. Physicians can refer by:

  • Referral Form
  • Faxing a referral to 832-825-9572 (Attention: Bariatric Surgery Program), in addition to any recent chart notes, labs, and growth charts.

Bariatric surgery for adolescents is covered by some insurance plans. We will assist you in verifying bariatric coverage by your health insurance benefits plan. However, it is important for you to call your insurance company first to ensure that bariatric surgery is covered under the age of 18 years old on your plan. Please contact us at 832-822-4868 or bariatricsurgery@texaschildrens.org for additional information.