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Does Blue Cross Cover Bunion Surgery
Rarely: Breast augmentation is considered cosmetic, elective surgery, and insurance covers reconstructive surgery or treatments for illness, etc. If you had a congenital breast abnormality (such as poland's syndrome), you may be able to get coverage for implants in this case. But otherwise, augmentation is considered elective (self-pay). See one or more abps-certified plastic surgeons for advice! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does anyone know if laproscopic surgery is available to medicaid/blue cross(monroe plan) patients in ny state?
Should be: The type of surgery whether laparoscopic or open or robotic depends more on what surgery you need and the comfortability your surgeon has doing that procedure laparoscopically than your insurance. If you need surgery and it can be done laparoscopically then your insurance should cover it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally yes: Surgery for correcting bunions are commonly performed on an outpatient basis and can provide good results. Like any other surgery, complications such as infection, swelling, pain, recurrence of the deformity, limited motion , excessive scarring can sometimes arise. Talk to your foot surgeon about this. Provide a detailed medical history, and be compliant with all of the postoperative course. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on deformity: Decision to perform surgery depends on a variety of factors. If they bother on a regular basis or limit activity, it is time to consider surgery. Good shoes with support can slow down the process and poor shoes can speed up and/or aggravate the problem. See your podiatrist to discuss options. Visit ACFAS.org. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not unusual: It is common to have some discomfort and swelling for 4-5 months after foot surgery. Usually it will take a year to go through the complete healing process. Don't get discouraged. It should gradually improve over time. Discuss with your surgeon. Follow all directions. Dr L ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good: The outcome of any surgery depends on several things. The right procedure must be chosen, the surgeon, well trained and the patient must be conscientious in following post-op instructions. Retrospective studies put bunion surgery success at ~85% good to excellent results, but that also includes those patients who did things they were told not to do after surgery. Most patients do quite well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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