A 55-year-old member asked:
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Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

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Dr. William Trattler
28 years experience in LASIK Surgery
LASIK surgery: Lasik surgery is an elective surgery that is typically not covered by insurance. Another term is to call lasik a self-pay surgery (rather than an insurance-covered procedure). I hope this helps best regards bill trattler, md.
Answered on Mar 5, 2014

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