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Guidelines for insurance covered skin reduction surgery after gastric bypass

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Find insurance?: Not a med answer, but is there a way you can get insurance? Is there a medicaid program? Does your county offer health assistance, or your hospital ha... Read More
Dr. Phillip Price
General Surgery 32 years experience
May be covered: If you are having medical problems because of the loose skin you may be eligible for medicaid/medicare. Many people will have skin breakdown and irrit... Read More
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Depends: There is usually left over folds of skin after dramatic weight loss. Surprisingly, a lot of excess skin may disappear with the weight. Many people c... Read More
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Bariatrics 29 years experience
Stays unless removed: Individuals undergoing bypass who lose a substantial amount of weight will often have excess skin.The extent is highly variable. If the excess skin is... Read More
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Consider other...: Although gastric bypass will usually result in weight loss there are other complications to consider - in addition to your concern with the excess ski... Read More
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Dr. Andres Taleisnik
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Congratulations : Congratulations on your weight loss. There is absolutely no way to address your loose skin without an abdominoplasty surgery (tummy tuck). Exercise ma... Read More
Dr. Megan Jack
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Massive weight loss: Really the only way to successfully eliminate the hanging fat that remains after massive weight loss is surgery. Surgery to remove this skin will hel... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Congratulations : Congratulations on your massive weight loss. After bariatric surgery, the currently recommended waiting period before having a lower body lift, or oth... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
Family Medicine 33 years experience
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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Bypass: Most insurances cover the procedure if it is indicated.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Yes, even safer: Pregnancy is perfectly safe after gastric bypass. In fact, many obese women have trouble getting pregnant until gastric bypass. Fertility improves alm... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Likely: but you need expert advice on exactly what was done and what is possible in the current situation.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Bypass and band: Gastric bypass is the gold standard, been around for 50yrs, results in the greatest weight loss, highest cure rates for diabetes, hypertension, etc, b... Read More

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