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Who will pay for lap-band surgery or the dr who will perform it?
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Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Welle
Dr. Scott Welle
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Insurance or self
The band sleeve and bypass are covered by many insurance companies.
Medicare covers all. Some patients pay cash or finance. Band and sleeve are about 10-12000 total price.

In brief: Insurance or self
The band sleeve and bypass are covered by many insurance companies.
Medicare covers all. Some patients pay cash or finance. Band and sleeve are about 10-12000 total price.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Insurance, usually
Insurance companies will screen all patients who are candidates for obesity surgery--lap bands, sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric bypass.
If the patient meets the criteria for being sufficiently obese, and/or having weight-related health problems, insurance will usually cover the procedure and physicians' fees. Often, psychologic counseling and nutritional counseling will be necessary in advance.

In brief: Insurance, usually
Insurance companies will screen all patients who are candidates for obesity surgery--lap bands, sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric bypass.
If the patient meets the criteria for being sufficiently obese, and/or having weight-related health problems, insurance will usually cover the procedure and physicians' fees. Often, psychologic counseling and nutritional counseling will be necessary in advance.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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In brief: You or insurance
Either you pay directly or insurance or a combination of both.

In brief: You or insurance
Either you pay directly or insurance or a combination of both.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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