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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?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Contact your current health insurance carrier as they often have coverage for this procedure.
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Your current bmi is 51.
1. This places you in the super, morbidly obese category. A gastric bypass or gastric sleeve would be a much better option than a gastric band in optimizing your weight loss. Find a surgical weight loss seminar somewhere near you. These seminars will discuss the various procedures available as well as insurance criteria and even finance options if you don't have insurance.

In brief: Yes

Your current bmi is 51.
1. This places you in the super, morbidly obese category. A gastric bypass or gastric sleeve would be a much better option than a gastric band in optimizing your weight loss. Find a surgical weight loss seminar somewhere near you. These seminars will discuss the various procedures available as well as insurance criteria and even finance options if you don't have insurance.
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

In brief: Yes

Most insurance cover weight loss surgery.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics

In brief: Yes

Most insurances, including medicare and medicaid cover the surgeries.
There are also several medical loan companies that finance the surgeries.

In brief: Yes

Most insurances, including medicare and medicaid cover the surgeries.
There are also several medical loan companies that finance the surgeries.
Dr. Scott Welle
Dr. Scott Welle
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics

In brief: WLSFA is one option

Weight loss surgery foundation of america is the only resource i know that works to get coverage for needy people.
They are scattered around country. Good luck.

In brief: WLSFA is one option

Weight loss surgery foundation of america is the only resource i know that works to get coverage for needy people.
They are scattered around country. Good luck.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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