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does independent health cover gastric bypass surgery

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Obesity: Massive obesity is the indication for this surgery. And no response to attempts with dirt and exercise.

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Weight loss: The veins may be more visible from the weight loss. The benefits of the weight loss however far outweigh the risks of the excess weight. It depends of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Bypass: Most insurances cover the procedure if it is indicated.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Ask Benefits Person: The person in charge of insurance Benefits at the insurance company or at the employer will know the answer to questions about what is covered and wha ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
32 years experience Family Medicine
Bariatric surgery: You would need to check with your insurance company. Many times depending on your other medical issues it may be deemed medically necessary. Good lu ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Gastric bypass: read this for information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastric_bypass_surgery
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe: The hepatitis c itself won't be a barrier to this surgery. The question will be how much damage there is to the liver. People with cirrhosis are at hi ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Hepatitis : Hepatitis c is not an absolute contraindication to bypass surgery. A lot depends on the current status of your liver function. Your physician will li ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Gastric bypass: Yes. It may not be the best choice for everyone, the the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
It works: But i favor doing anything and everything else possible first!
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