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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

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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Will insurance cover strabismus surgery?

Will insurance cover strabismus surgery?

Yes: This is a medical condition, not cosmetic. Do call your Insurance company to check on deductibles, copays etc. That is what matters, regarding coverage. ...Read more

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Could medicare pay for cataract surgery?

Could medicare pay for cataract surgery?

Medicare pays for CS: Medicare pays for majority of cataract surgery. Extra costs if a patient desires a refractive implant or advanced implant to correct for astigmatism &/or reading vision & for laser cataract surgery, which helps many patients in long term recovery, decreased risk, complication rates. But medicare pays for about 80% or more depending on benefits. See: [email protected] ...Read more

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Does insurance typically cover cataract surgery?

Does insurance typically cover cataract surgery?

Yes: Most insurances cover more than 80% of cataract surgery. There are new options in lens implants and surgical options which may cost extra. More info at [email protected] ...Read more

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What is an elective surgical procedure?

What is an elective surgical procedure?

Elective: Elective surgery is any operation that is not considered an emergency and thus can be done at the convenience of the patient, surgeon or hospital operating room availability. ...Read more

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Is cosmetic surgery safe?

Is cosmetic surgery safe?

Safety: Plastic and cosmetic surgery is very safe. It is still surgery and there are risks. You are actually safer in the O.R, than driving to the O.R. that day. Fatal complications are usually from heart trouble. This is why it is important to talk to your doctor about any issues you may have. See a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon ...Read more

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Could surgeon refuse choledocho-duodenostomy for medicaid coverage?

Depends: If doctor is medicaid participant can not turn down , but a non participant provider can refuse. You can find through your family doctor if procedure is needed. ...Read more

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Which conditions would insurance cover for bariatric surgery, lapband?

Which conditions would insurance cover for bariatric surgery,  lapband?

Varies: Coverage varies depending on the insurance companies. Check on line which your insurance will cover ...Read more

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Why do hospitals consider hernia repair "cosmetic surgery"?

Why do hospitals consider hernia repair "cosmetic surgery"?

They Don't.: Hospitals and insurance companies do not consider hernias as “cosmetic surgery”. Hernia repair is generally considered a medically necessary procedure given that complications associated with hernias can be quite serious. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is corrective surgery different than cosmetic surgery?

Is corrective surgery different than cosmetic surgery?

Usually: Corrective surgery is to repair a deformity like cleft lip, while cosmetic surgery is to repair nonessential problems like wrinkles. Certainly corrective surgery can make you look better ...Read more

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Is scar revision surgery safe?

Is scar revision surgery safe?

Yes: Assuming you are in good health and your surgeon is properly trained working in a safe facility. ...Read more

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Meatal stenosis urologic surgery : Is in-patient surgery (stitches) to be preferred over out-patient surgery? How do we qualify a urologic surgeon?

Meatal stenosis urologic surgery : Is in-patient surgery (stitches) to be preferred over out-patient surgery?  How do we qualify a urologic surgeon?

Meatal stenosis: The surgery to correct mental stenosis, a meatotomy, is usually an outpatient procedure. It is a fairly minor procedure. I assume the surgeon you or your lived one has been evaluated by was recommended by another physician. If you trust that physicians judgement that no further prequalification is warranted. If not, go online, check reviews and malpractice history. ...Read more

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Dose medical cover reversable tubal surgery?

Dose medical cover reversable tubal surgery?

Probably not: It covers vasectomy but not vasectomy reversal,so I would guess it does not cover reversal of tubal ligation.To be sure,check with your insurance. ...Read more

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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?

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 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 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 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 if I have no insurance and history of grinding?

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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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?

Use madictions: Hoffas syndrome is enlargment of fat pad inside the knee, it dose bother when patient doing activity especialy when bennding the knee ' try to avoid strenous activity to the knee , do water excersies, use antinflatory madication(motrin). ...Read more

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I just found out I need Foraminotomy surgery, I do not have health insurance though so I am curious of what the cost would be? any kind of estimate

I just found out I need Foraminotomy surgery, I do not have health insurance though so I am curious of what the cost would be? any kind of estimate

Spine surgery: Most states have a pool of money for health care for people who work and have no insurance. It is called vocational rehabilitation. Check with your surgeon to see if the practice accepts this type of insurance. ...Read more

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I'm a foreign traveler in the us. My us health insurance covers only $5000 for surgeries. Isn't that too little? Wouldn't emergency surgery cost more?

I'm a foreign traveler in the us. My us health insurance covers only $5000 for surgeries. Isn't that too little? Wouldn't emergency surgery cost more?

Yes: In my opinion. That is not an amount that would cover any significant problem. One big expense that you might want to consider is an emergency transport track to a us hospital. That alone can be 10 thousand dollars or more. ...Read more

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How can I get a TMJ surgery paid for by insurance?

How can I get a TMJ surgery paid for by insurance?

TMJ surgery: Your otolaryngologist or oral maxillofacial surgeon will be your best avenue to submit any documentation requested by your insurance company and appeal any denial. Ultimately if your insurance company decides not to pay, you will need to discuss options with you surgeons. ...Read more

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How can I get a TMJ surgery paid for by medical insurance?

Work with surgeon: Your insurance company may require your TMJ surgeon to get preauthorization for surgery and provide documents regarding your condition. Authorization does not mean 100% of all the costs associated with your surgery will be paid. Check your plan, call your insurance company. ...Read more

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How much does a male to female sex change surgery cost if you have no insurance?

How much does a male to female sex change surgery cost if you have no insurance?

Many thousand $s: Vertually never covered by insurance. Needs to be combined with hormonal therapy under medical guidance. Number of men travel to thailand or morocco where surgery is much cheaper. However these places need to be well researched. You certainly can call such enters in the usa and ask them how much they charge plus cost of operating room, recovery & anesthesia. It is very expensive. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a general estimate of the cost and recovery time of a loose body removal surgery with and without insurance for a 20 yr old male.

What is a general estimate of the cost and recovery time of a loose body removal surgery with and without insurance for a 20 yr old male.

Talk to the surgeon: So many variables go into cost of operations that it is near impossible to give a general estimate. Costs vary depending on where you live, whether this is performed in an outpatient surgery center vs. Hospital, who the surgeon is, what the anesthesia costs are, which insurance company is used , whether you have deductible. Out of pocket expense usually much less with insurance. ...Read more

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