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I have a bucket handle tear in right knee. I also have little knee join effusion. What would be the avg surgery cost in us without insurance?

I have a bucket handle tear in right knee. I also have little knee join effusion. What would be the avg surgery cost in us without insurance?

Big range: It's based on location. Private surgical center versus hospital. Can be $4-5 k in some places and up to $10-15k at other places. More than this is unreasonable in general for just a meniscus tear surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Insurance (Definition)

Health insurance is a type of coverage that pays for medical expenses. Health insurance can be provided by an employer, the state or federal government, or ...Read more


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Does insurance covers lapascopic surgery?

Does insurance covers lapascopic surgery?

Yes: Insurance covers appropriate laparoscopic procedures. These have well established clinical indications ...Read more

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What kind of benefits does surgery abroad have for insurance company?

What kind of benefits does surgery abroad have for insurance company?

Surgery abroad?: Meaning out of the us or area covered by the insurance carrier? If this is the case it is more difficult for claims and payment. ...Read more

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Will an insurance company pay for the same surgery twice in less than a year.. 10 months to be exact?

Will an insurance company pay for the same surgery twice in less than a year.. 10 months to be exact?

Talk to Insurer: In all likelihood there should be no problem. It sounds as though the initial surgery was unsuccessful. The insurer should be able to ensure that it gets taken care of as it is medically indicated, but you need to call them. ...Read more

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Where can you go to get help to have a surgery that you need for health reasons and you have no insurance ?

Where can you go to get help to have a surgery that you need for health reasons and you have no insurance ?

County hospital: A choice is county hospital. Also if your financial status let you, you can choose your own doctor and negotiate the ter. ...Read more

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I have hoffa syndrome what can I do to help get healthy I dint have insurance an can't afford surgery right now?

I have hoffa syndrome what can I do to help get healthy I dint have insurance an can't afford surgery right now?

Fat Pad Impingement: Hoffa's syndrome is an inflammation and/or swelling of the fatty tissue behind your kneecap(patella) inside the joint. Sometimes this can be treated with an anti-inflammatory drug or a cortisone injection if you cannot have surgery. ...Read more

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I need to lose 100 pounds to be healthy and happy im 20 and need to know what surgery is reccomended and does insurance help diets excersize pills yadda yadda yadda

I need to lose 100 pounds to be healthy and happy im 20 and need to know what surgery is reccomended and does insurance help diets excersize pills yadda yadda yadda

If : If diets an exercise have failed to keep off weight then surgery is an option to consider. The usual insurance criteria are a bmi or body mass index greater than 40 or greater than 35 with an obesity related medical problem such as diabetes, hypertension or sleep apnea. There are several operations performed including adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass or bilio-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Most insurance in new york covers these operations in appropriate patients. Understanding the options and choosing the right operation should be done with a qualified surgeon. ...Read more

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What would happen if you were in need of an emergency surgery and had no insurance?

What would happen if you were in need of an emergency surgery and had no insurance?

You would get care: Despite any statements used to justify passage and political selling of obamacare, if you need emergency surgery you will get it in this country. Of course, not having health insurance means you will get a larger bill, just like any other service in the country. ...Read more

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What insurance companies cover oral and maxillofacial surgery?

There are several: Insurance policies are contracts between the subscriber (person covered) and the insurance company, or between the group covered and the insurance company. Insurance companies differ in not only what procedures may be covered in oral and maxillofacial surgery, but how much is covered as well. It would be in your best interest to compare a number of companies to find one that meets your needs. ...Read more

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What insurance companies cover oral and maxillofacial surgery if I have no insurance and history of grinding?

Tough to answer: Each insurance company sets their own policies for coverage. The best advice i can give you is to shop around and ask this question of the insurance company. ...Read more

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