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Can I get gastric bypass covered by insurance or medicaid?

Can I get gastric bypass covered by insurance or medicaid?

Usually: Gastric bypass is usually covered by most insurances including medicare and medicaid. There are often requirements such as doctor supervised weight loss for a number of months, or the surgery to be performed at a bariatric center of excellence. But yes it is covered usually. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more


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Whts the best OTC meds to get for weight lost. Im 21 yrs old n being close to pushing 300 and im considrring gastric bypass but i don't have insurance ?

Whts the best OTC meds to get for weight lost. Im 21 yrs old n being close to pushing 300 and im considrring gastric bypass but i don't have insurance ?

No meds for weight: Please do not buy into hype or fad diets. There is no medication to help you lose weight and keep it off in any healthy way. Bariatric surgery is a valid and effective way to not only lose weight but to resolve some obesity related medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis. Weight loss techniques also include low calorie high protein diets with regular exercise. ...Read more

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Im 28 hispanic male 5'9 n weigh 350, is there any program or insurance that can help me get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

Im 28 hispanic male 5'9 n weigh 350, is there any program or insurance that can help me get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

Start investigating: First place to start is with your insurance company as many will pay for bariatric surgery if you meet their established criteria. Second is to start investigating the surgeons that do the procedure. Get recommendations and referrals from others that have gone through the surgery. Lastly, start an exercise routine now that you will commit to continuing after the surgery. ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass surgery ten yrs ago now have loose skin and hanging fat no one will help me get rid of it because of no insurance no help im mess ?

I had gastric bypass surgery ten yrs ago now have loose skin and hanging fat no one will help me get rid of it because of no insurance no help im mess



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Save: Even with insurance there is no guarantee of coverage. Often what the patient feels is medically necessary and what insurance companies feel differ and the physician is caught in the middle. If it is a priority then you could save money slowly and if you have hanging fat perhaps a little more weight loss would be in order. ...Read more

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Can I have gastric bypass done without insurance?

Can I have gastric bypass done without insurance?

Gastric bypass: Yes, you can have any operation you want without having insurance as long as you can afford to pay for it yourself. ...Read more

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Who should get a gastric bypass?

Who should get a gastric bypass?

Typically surgery is: recommended for patients with morbid obesity (BMI>40), patients who are obese (BMI > 35) with other medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease, and now many people are also recommending surgery for those with BMI > 30 (overweight) with other high risk med problems. There are many options for weight loss surgery (bypass, sleeve, band); see a good bariatric surgeon to discuss. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a gastric bypass done?

No one must.: It may be advised for difficult obesity situations, and of course, beneficial for some patients; but they should have appropriate treatment with conservative methods, ie eating management and exercise; also drug management; before they proceed with surgical intervention. I have had a few patients lose and maintain a weight a weight loss of of over 100 lbs without surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a gastric bypass done?

Center of Excellence: Hi, please research the facility you wish to consult for bariatric surgery.One of the cedentials is "the center of excellence" although that is not absolute credential ask friends who have had the procedure donethe more the procedures reflects a level of experience.True that doing many procedures might produce more complications-but it can also mean that they are capable of handling complications. ...Read more

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How can I get the process for having gastric bypass going?

How can I get the process for having gastric bypass going?

Gastric bypass : You need to see a bariatric surgeon for a consultation. Go to a practice that is well established, has been around for years, and has done thousands of operations. ...Read more

Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Insurance (Definition)

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