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Doctor insights on: Is There Anyway I Could Get The Lap Band Surgery Paid By Medicaid

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Can you tell me if i could get the lap band surgery with minimal change disease?

Can you tell me if i could get the lap band surgery with minimal change disease?

Here are some...: This Q has been longstanding with no answering. Despite not an expert in bariatrics, based on my lifelong digestion of medical knowledge coupled with common sense, I could not see any interaction between both through uneventful lap band surgery since minimal change disease denotes the usually uneventful kidney changes from various reasons. More? Ask your doctor straight, not circuitous timely. ...Read more

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Who will pay for lap-band surgery or the dr who will perform it?

Who will pay for lap-band surgery or the dr who will perform it?

Usually insurance : Most insurances now pay for bariatric surgery including medicare. Check with your insurance provider to see if it is a covered benefit. Or most surgeons offer self pay for the surgeries as well. ...Read more

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When should someone get lap band surgery?

When should someone get lap band surgery?

Hope for never: First reduce your weight to optimal levels by discipline reducing caloric intake with healthy food , regular exercises when failed only you need one of the accepted procedure . Speak to your family doctor first . ...Read more

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How many people get a lap band surgery every year?

How many people get a lap band surgery every year?

Who cares?: The popularity of a procedure doesn't mean it's the right procedure for you. Your choice should be made by you and your bariatric surgeon based on many factors. So have a consult with a Bariatric Surgeon recommended by your PCP ...Read more

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I am 19 245 lbs 5'7 BMI: 38 I was wondering what your opinion is on the lap band surgery. Is it wise for me to get it with my age?

 I am 19 245 lbs 5'7 BMI: 38 I was wondering what your opinion is on the lap band surgery. Is it wise for me to get it with my age?

Not the band: While there is no formal consensus on weight loss procedures, the Lao band is falling out of favor. See a weight loss surgeon for opinions best suited for you. Just make sure they are part of a program that involves nutrition, medical evaluations, etc. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can i get lap band surgery with abdominal mesh in place?

Can i get lap band surgery with abdominal mesh in place?

Yes but ...: make sure you discuss that with your surgeon. It helps to have the operative records from previous surgeries as well. It also depends on how long ago that surgery was and if there were any complications. It most likely won't be an issue, but it is something to discuss with your surgeon in advance and to understand any potential risks. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does it take to get approved by emblem health EPO for lap band surgery?

How long does it take to get approved by emblem health EPO for lap band surgery?

Insurance : Insurance authorizations can be done in as little as a few days. However, some insurance companies require the patient to complete 3 to 6 months of medically supervised weight loss. ...Read more

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I have a colectomy it done over 20 yrs ago ant to get lap band surgery would be safe for me had colectomy done for Crohn's disease and colectomy can I have a lap band surgery even thought I have the colectomy done overr 20 years ago

I have a colectomy it done over 20 yrs ago ant to get lap band surgery would be safe for me had colectomy done for Crohn's  disease  and colectomy can I have a lap band surgery even thought I have the colectomy done overr 20 years ago

Lap band colectomy: Yes, it can be done. I have placed bands in people that have had colectomies. It can be tough because of all the scar tissue, but bands and sleeve gastrectomies can be done. A bypass would be very difficult to do though. ...Read more

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How much does lap band surgery cost?

10k plus: If your insurance doesn't cover it you can get it for 10k but you will need to get blis insurance for warranty and buy adjustments. ...Read more

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Can insurance cover lap band surgery?

Can insurance cover lap band surgery?

Depends: It depends on the insurance company and the physician and hospital it would be performed at. ...Read more

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What type of specialist handles lap band surgery?

What type of specialist handles lap band surgery?

General Surgeon.: General surgeons perform the surgery to place the lap band. Some of these general surgeons have undergone fellowship training (1 year) in bariatric surgery to learn these techniques as well as other types of weight loss operations (gastric bypass, duodenal switch, etc.). There is no separate board certification process outside of that for general surgeons through the american board of surgery. ...Read more

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What happens if after lap band surgery bulimia returns?

What happens if after lap band surgery bulimia returns?

Need new surgery.: Sometimes the lap band breaks and if you're eating a lot it won't work. Lap band surgery is only part of the treatment. You need to continue to get psychiatric help so your bulimia does not return. ...Read more

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What should I eat right before and after lap band surgery?

What should I eat right before and after lap band surgery?

Lap band: Before surgery, you should try to eat healthy and lose some weight (which will make surgery easier). Also want to do this because it is how you should be eating the rest of your life if you want to keep the weight off. After surgery, you usually start on liquids only and progress to solid food over the course if a month. ...Read more

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Are regular bouts of severe gastro common after lap band surgery? (op 12 months ago)

Are regular bouts of severe gastro common after lap band surgery? (op 12 months ago)

No: If you are having stomach problems after your lap-band you should see your bariatric surgeon to find out what the problem is. Stomach problems including vomiting and nausea or pain are not normal after any weight loss surgery and should be investigated, explained, and corrected. ...Read more

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Is a lap band surgery required if I have a high hba1c reading?

Is a lap band surgery required if I have a high hba1c reading?

No: A lap band is surgery to restrict the stomach to facilitate weight loss. A high hga1c is a sign of poorly controlled blood sugars indicating you have diabetes. A lap band is not required. What is required is taking care of the diabetes so you dont have complications from the diabetes. Weight loss will help your blood suagr and diabetes but it should not be viewed as a cure. ...Read more

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Can you have lap band surgery with Barrets esophagus??????

Can you have lap band surgery with Barrets esophagus??????

Lap Band Surgery: that is a question best left to the surgeon who would be preforming the surgery. As esophageal strictures to my understanding are one of the complications of lap band, I would suspect this is a relative contraindication. ...Read more