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Precision Malpractice Coverage for Bariatric Surgeons

physicianprotect | BARIATRIC is research and evidence-customized coverage for bariatric surgery that can significantly reduce medical-professional liability risk. Risk management tools and strategies developed for specific devices, procedures and patient types unique to bariatrics are the key.

MGIS physicianprotect | BARIATRIC includes all the components of a world-class professional liability protection package precisely engineered for bariatric surgery.

Underwriting and pricing based on your specific bariatric proceduresPremiums reflect your specific risk factors, not other surgeons or specialties
Evidence-based, bariatric-specific risk management - OmniSureLeading-edge, evidence-based tools and consulting help reduce risk and cost; Adoption by practice can qualify for additional premium discounts
Claims management by medical experts – many are former malpractice defense attorneysPotential claims and suits handled to maximize protection for the surgeon
National panel of distinguished attorneys with deep experience in surgery malpractice defenseKnowledge and experience in defending bariatric surgery liability cases dramatically improves physician legal defense
DataBreachsm Cyber liability protectionA single cyber data breach can devastate a private practice – both financially and in reputation. This coverage helps you respond immediately to a data breach with expert guidance and resources.
Simple, single-point administrationSingle contact for account, claims, risk management and cyber protection issues

MGIS physicianprotect™ | BARIATRIC is a world-class bundle of A rated malpractice coverage, bariatric-focused underwriting/pricing, risk management, and superior claims service and legal defense not available elsewhere.

Bariatrics Evidence-Based Risk Management


Backed by years of experience, data and patient/clinical interactions, our program provider OmniSure Consulting Group delivers Bariatric surgery-specific risk management strategies and tools precisely suited to each practice. Our proactive goal is to support risk management initiatives and assist with managing events to decrease liability exposure through a true partnership approach.

Specific elements of the program include:

  • Introductory consulting call and desktop risk assessment
  • On-site assessment and practice consultation (as necessary and pre-approved)
  • Proactive follow up and consultant calls
  • Patient satisfaction survey
  • On-demand helpline for risk management consultation, resources and crisis support
  • Publications, risk alerts and e-news
  • Online resource center and do-it-yourself risk assessment tools
  • Group training programs, webinars and quick-tip videos

Clinical Depth

Dr. Alan Wittgrove, FASMBS serves as clinical spokesman for the program, providing clients with a wealth of financial knowledge and experience in dealing with quality, risk and crisis management situations in their Bariatric surgery practices.

Financial Strength

Your policy is backed by Markel, A-rated for financial strength by A.M. Best, and renowned for their experience and expertise in specialty insurance for healthcare providers and institutions.

Service You Expect

Your single point of contact is an experienced, insurance-licensed account manager who provides the high touch service physicians expect.

No Obligation Quote – Contact us Today!

We are pleased to introduce this landmark new coverage for bariatric surgeons. Contact us today for a no-obligation quote and let us custom fit a protection program to your practice.

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800-969-6447 ext. 128

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Far from a one-size-fits-all approach, PhysicianProtect™ is built by surgeons and recognized industry experts who understand the needs, risks, and the realities of today’s bariatric programs. In one specialized program it combines:

  • Bariatric-focused malpractice insurance and technical underwriting expertise
  • Industry-leading risk management services tailored for bariatric and general surgeons
  • A rated global financial strength behind the policy

With over 45 years of experience in specialized insurance programs for physicians, industry leader MGIS has focused its expertise on building the best possible coverage for this highly specialized, fast-growing surgery segment. Our in-depth knowledge of physician risk protection requirements combined with deep technical underwriting skills and laser focus on the service needs of bariatric surgeons has resulted in a precise-fit customized program.

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Your policy is backed by Markel, A rated for financial strength by A.M. Best, and renowned for their expertise in specialty insurance for healthcare providers and institutions.

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1Obesity Rates and Trends Overview, The State of Obesity website, July 2016, Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
2Bariatric Surgery Market Analysis by Procedures, Grand View Research, November 2015.