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Will blue cross cover part of the cost for breast enlargement surgery?

Will blue cross cover part of the cost for breast enlargement 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 more

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A description of a discomforting feeling in or around the area of the big or great toe. This pain may sometimes be accompanied with swelling, redness or ...Read more


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Does anyone know if laproscopic surgery is available to medicaid/blue cross(monroe plan) patients in ny state?

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 more

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Is bunion surgery safe? What are common complications?

Is bunion surgery safe? What are common complications?

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 more

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How does it feel after bunion is healed, after surgery?

How does it feel after bunion is healed, after surgery?

Good: Your pain should be gone and you should be able to wear you shoes with comfort. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be in order to have bunion surgery?

How old do you have to be in order to have bunion surgery?

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 more

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I'm going to see a surgery about my bunions what will happen?

I'm going to see a  surgery about my bunions  what will happen?

Bunions: First you will need to get weight bearing x-rays. Based on how severe your bunions are your surgeon will discuss procedural options and post operative coarse. ...Read more

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What is a way to remove bunions without having massive surgery?

What is a way to remove bunions without having massive surgery?

Surgery: Is only way to remove structural deformity. However, there are other possible treatments to attempt to alleviate symptoms. Discuss with podiatrist. ...Read more

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What to do if I was bunion surgery and it's hurting 4 weeks later?

What to do if I was bunion surgery and it's hurting 4 weeks later?

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 more

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Are there any foods I should avoid after bunion surgery? Thank you!

Are there any foods I should avoid after bunion surgery?  Thank you!

Bunion : You should be able to resume your normal diet after bunion surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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How will bunion surgery affect my dancing?

8-12 weeks to heal: It wil take 8-12 weeks to heal and could be several months before returning to pre-surgery dance level. It may improve your dancing if the bunions were painful prior to surgery. ...Read more

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