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

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Is a brow lift ever covered by insurance? I can't afford a brow lift right now. Are there any circumstances where it would be covered by insurance? .

Is a brow lift ever covered by insurance? I can't afford a brow lift right now. Are there any circumstances where it would be covered by insurance?

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Commonly : Commonly for a brow lift to be covered by insurance there needs to be a documented visual field deficit. This would be performed by an ophthalmologist. Be healthy and be well, james m. Ridgway, md. ...Read more

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Does insurance ever cover labiaplasty? I'm really interested in a labiaplasty, but i can't afford it. Are there any circumstances where the procedure is covered by insurance? .

Does insurance ever cover labiaplasty? I'm really interested in a labiaplasty, but i can't afford it. Are there any circumstances where the procedure is covered by insurance?

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Most likely no: Each individual and insurance policy is different. It often does not hurt to ask, but in our experience is very unlikely that insurance would cover the operation. ...Read more

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If I have an ulcer, will i need lap band revision surgery? I'm nervous about having lap band revision surgery on my stomach. Is this kind of surgery usually successful? Is it any riskier than my original surgery? .

If I have an ulcer, will i need lap band revision surgery? I'm nervous about having lap band revision surgery on my stomach. Is this kind of surgery usually successful? Is it any riskier than my original surgery? 

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Although : Although the situation you describe is unclear, it seems that you may have had a lap band and now found to have an ulcer near the area of the band and that you have been suggested to have this revised. If indeed this is the case, you should consider whether you have taken medications that may have increased the risk for stomach ulceration, such as the use of Aspirin or steroids. It that is not the case and the ulcer is near the vicinity of the lap band, then one should consider whether this is a lap band erosion, which can occur if the reservoir is overfilled, incorrectly placed, or other events, such as prolonged vomiting may have preceded this. As this occurs in about 3-5% of cases, it is not common, but the treatment will require removal of the lap band. In this case, another lap band is not usually recommended, but rather consideration to conversion to another bariatric procedure, such as sleeve gastrectomy, after the ulcer is healed. ...Read more

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Turbinate coblation vs reduction surgery. I am set to have surgery but just realized there is a 20 office procedure that seems to do the exact same?

Turbinate coblation vs reduction surgery.  I am set to have surgery but just realized there is a 20 office procedure that seems to do the exact same?

Turbinate reduction: Hello, there are many ways to help our patients with nasal airway obstruction due to turbinate enlargement. A surgical reduction usually involves a surgical procedure in the or that uses an instrument called a microdrbrider. This gives very good results but could be associated with bleeding. An in office coblation is a different procedure with less risk and easily performed. Ali with your doctor. ...Read more

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I broke a front cap and the rod is exposed. It will cost me $700 to repair (after insurance). Is there anything cheaper? I really can't afford $700. Is there something that can be done temporarily so i don't have to go around with a metal rod hanging o

I broke a front cap and the rod is exposed.  It will cost me $700 to repair (after insurance).  Is there anything cheaper? I really can't afford $700.  Is there something that can be done temporarily so i don't have to go around with a metal rod hanging o

I : I know that finding the money to fix your tooth is difficult, but it is in your best interest to follow your dentist's recommendations. Try to arrange a payment plan or ask if they partner with a finance company such as care credit so that you can have your tooth fixed. It's a front tooth and it's important, so don't fool around with a "cheap" quick fix option. ...Read more

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Im a MS patient and i want to have the lap band procedure done. Is this possible?

Im a MS patient and i want to have the lap band procedure done. Is this possible?

Sure, it's OK: However, make certain that your levels of vitamins d and b-12 are adequate, and that you are not in midst of relapse. If you take oral meds, either Gilenya (fingolimod) or aubagio, you may find it tough to ingest immediately post-op. However, there is truly no contra-indication for surgery in a stable ms patient, and good general health is often a major benefit. ...Read more

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How much is the non surgical procedure. I have no health insurance an will have to pay cash?

How much is the non surgical procedure. I have no health insurance an will have to pay cash?

For what: Non-surgical procedure for what? Fees vary depending on diagnosis (and therefore extent of treatment), location (higher in more populated areas), and expertise of the practitioner. Please discuss this with your health care provider. ...Read more

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Is it allowed for a teenager to get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

Is it allowed for a teenager to get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

Teen: Waiting until 18 would be ideal but 16 ; 17 year olds can have surgery but should only do so at an adolescent weight loss surgery program and after extensive evaluation. This includes the usual evaluations by the surgeon, dietician, ; social worker, plus a pediatric endocrinologist, pediatrician, and x-rays of their growth plates to prove physiologic maturity. ...Read more

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Where can I get a sex change operation paid for? Is it covered as disability?

Where can I get a sex change operation paid for? Is it covered as disability?

Transgender : No it is not considered a disability blue cross of minnesota seems to have covered it in the past. My partner is a transgender specialist dr david gilbert. ...Read more

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Liver transplant no insurance my 25yo friend needs a liver transplant and does not have insurance. Is there any way of getting a transplant without insurance? Its hard making ends meet. I know applying for insurance would be difficult since he has an exis

Liver transplant no insurance my 25yo friend needs a liver transplant and does not have insurance. Is there any way of getting a transplant without insurance? Its hard making ends meet. I know applying for insurance would be difficult since he has an exis

Will need insurance: These problems - preexisting condition, coverage for medications, etc, are exactly the problems we hope will be addressed with the healthcare reform act that is slowly being put in place. Everyone will have to find insurance in some way - including your friend. There are no magic answers other, but the future does look brighter. Try working with a social worker too. ...Read more

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What happens if one is on medicare disability can they have gastric bypass surgery and it be covered?

What happens if one is on medicare disability can they have gastric bypass surgery and it be covered?

Bariatric surgery: You would need to check with your insurance company. Many times depending on your other medical issues it may be deemed medically necessary. Good luck ...Read more

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Can i get lipo at same time as a breast reduction (that is covered by ins) if i pay cash for lipo?

Can i get lipo at same time as a breast reduction (that is covered by ins) if i pay cash for lipo?

Yes you can: Adding the second procedure does add a bit of risk to breast reduction this should be considered when considering the added convenience of having both procedure done at the same time. However it may also save you a bit of money because if the liposuction was going to be performed under general anesthesia part of that anesthesia cost will be already covered by your insurance. ...Read more

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I realize cosmetic surgery isn't usually covered by insurance but what about the consultation?

I realize cosmetic surgery isn't usually covered by insurance but what about  the consultation?

Yes, possible: some cosmetic procedures are covered by insurance like breast reconstruction after mastectomy , breast reduction , when weight of large breasts causing back pains. Some plastic surgeons provide free consultation. Speak to your doctor , may know some one who can advise you. ...Read more

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I have belly fat it just hangs there in Alabama what's the best procedure for this my insurance wont cover it anyway thanks?

I have  belly fat it just hangs there in Alabama what's the best procedure for this my insurance wont cover it anyway thanks?

Depends: It really depends on the amount of hanging fat. A small amount may resolve with diet and exercise. A moderate amount may benefit from freezing the fat or from liposuction, while a large amount may need abdominoplasty where both skin and fat are removed at the same time. ...Read more

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I am being harassed in my medical records. ...The secret insurance ones. Is there a way to correct the info? Why is this not covered by hippaa?

I am being harassed in my medical records. ...The secret insurance ones. Is there a way to correct the info? Why is this not covered by hippaa?

Secret Med Records: I am not sure what you mean by "harassed." is there an error in the records? Are you trying to get life insurance and there is a diagnosis that is denying you coverage? If so, then go to the doctor who made the error and ask them to help. In ga we have an insurance commissioner who can help get things done. See if your state has this office. There are no "secret" records. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My insurance will not cover the hospitals that my neutron surgeon works at.I need cervical disk surgery very badly.I already been to 3 other surgeons ?

My insurance will not cover the hospitals that my neutron surgeon works at.I need cervical disk surgery very badly.I already been to 3 other surgeons ?

Expensive surgery: Neck surgery can be very expensive. Find a neurosurgeon that works in a place your insurance covers. Some orthopedic surgeons also do neck surgery. Get a list of covered doctors and hospitals from your insurance company. They should easily be able to send you this. ...Read more