A 44-year-old female asked:
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does the medical aid cover gastric bypass surgery?

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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 what is not covered. You have posted on HealthTap's free, public, informational forum for health questions. People post questions from all over the world. We volunteer doctors do not know what insurance coverage each of our users has.
Answered on Jul 12, 2019
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Dr. Anver (Anwar) Motala
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Motivation : Medical aid will only pay on strong motivation from your Surgeon Yo have to have severe Obesity plus other medical problems eg Diabetes etc
Answered on Jun 7, 2020

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