Dr. Leithead trained under Dr. Moises Jacobs, who is world renowned as a pioneer in laparoscopy and is credited with performing the first laparoscopic colectomy in the world. Invaluable expertise was also derived from Dr. Gustavo Plasencia and Dr. Henry Lujan, experts in the field of minimally invasive and robotic colorectal surgery. This exceptional training allows Dr. Leithead to provide the highest quality of surgical care to all of his patients needing colorectal surgery. Dr. Leithead is interested in all aspects of colorectal surgery, including the surgical treatment of colon cancer, diverticulitis, colonic polyps, and hemorrhoids.
Insurance approval for bariatric surgery can be a difficult maze to maneuver. Our practice has 7 Patient Advocates who focus on obtaining insurance approval for patients. They will verify your insurance and walk you through any required prerequisites prior to surgery. When you call our office you will be introduced to your Patient Advocate who will work with you until the time you are scheduled for surgery.
If your insurance does not cover bariatric surgery, your Patient Advocate will discuss our cash pay prices and financing options.
Dr. Leithead accepts all insurances, including Medicare.
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