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Does medicare and medi-cal cover any weight loss surgery or programs?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
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In brief: Insurance benefits

Medicare typically does not cover bariatric procedures.
However, the patient is encouraged to seek this answer, about coverage, payments, copays, deductibles directly from their insurance carrier. Most insurance companies have websites where you can find the answer or a number to call.

In brief: Insurance benefits

Medicare typically does not cover bariatric procedures.
However, the patient is encouraged to seek this answer, about coverage, payments, copays, deductibles directly from their insurance carrier. Most insurance companies have websites where you can find the answer or a number to call.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics

In brief: Medicare

In california, it covers the lap band, gastric bypass, and if you are over 65 years, the sleeve gastrectomy as well.

In brief: Medicare

In california, it covers the lap band, gastric bypass, and if you are over 65 years, the sleeve gastrectomy as well.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Dr. Gregg Nishi
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