Is there anyway I could get the lap band surgery paid by medicaid?

Yes. If you meet requirements and the state you are in offers it as a covered benefit.
Depends. This is regulated by the state you live in and their specific regulations. It is a benefit in many states, but unfortunately most bariatric surgeons don't accept patients with medicaid because it doesn't cover their costs.

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Who will pay for lap-band surgery or the dr who will perform it?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

When should someone get lap band surgery?

Hope for never. First reduce your weight to optimal levels by discipline reducing caloric intake with healthy food , regular exercises when failed only you need one of the accepted procedure . Speak to your family doctor first . Read more...

How many people get a lap band surgery every year?

Who cares? The popularity of a procedure doesn't mean it's the right procedure for you. Your choice should be made by you and your bariatric surgeon based on many factors. So have a consult with a Bariatric Surgeon recommended by your PCP. Read more...

I am 19 245 lbs 5'7 BMI: 38 I was wondering what your opinion is on the lap band surgery. Is it wise for me to get it with my age?

Not the band. While there is no formal consensus on weight loss procedures, the Lao band is falling out of favor. See a weight loss surgeon for opinions best suited for you. Just make sure they are part of a program that involves nutrition, medical evaluations, etc. Hope this helps! Read more...

How long does it take to get approved by emblem health EPO for lap band surgery?

Call and ask them. Criteria for insurance coverage of bariatric (weight-loss) surgery varies. The standard requirements for a long time were 6 months of medically supervised weight-loss, and psychological and nutritionist evaluations to qualify for surgery if your bmi is 35 or greater with comorbidities or 40 or higher without. Fortunately these are slowly lowering to 3 or even 0 months of medical weight loss. Read more...
Varies. If you meet their qualifications including a diet plan it could take 1-4 weeks. Read more...
Insurance . Insurance authorizations can be done in as little as a few days. However, some insurance companies require the patient to complete 3 to 6 months of medically supervised weight loss. Read more...

I have a colectomy it done over 20 yrs ago ant to get lap band surgery would be safe for me had colectomy done for Crohn's disease and colectomy can I have a lap band surgery even thought I have the colectomy done overr 20 years ago

In . In general, having a colon resection should not interfere with having a band or a sleeve gastrectomy since the surgeon doesn't have to interact with the portion of intestines that were involved in the original colon surgery. If your colectomy was for crohn's disease, technically the lap band and possibly the realize band are contraindicated (please confirm with your bariatric surgeon). Any other cause for colectomy including ulcerative colitis shouldn't be an issue in terms of getting the band. Good luck. Read more...
It . It sounds like it may be an option for you and your doctor to discuss. You did not say if you still have crohn's disease or if you are currently on immuno-suppressant medications. Some medications for crohn's disease can negatively affect your immune system and increase risks of poor healing with surgery. Also if you have persistent crohn's disease, it is known that rarely crohn's can affect a person's stomach, and you may need further evaluation to tell if lap band surgery is safe for you. Also your current nutritional status is a factor for surgery and healing, but just having had a colon surgery 20 years ago is not likely to be a negative factor for you. Read more...
Lap band colectomy. Yes, it can be done. I have placed bands in people that have had colectomies. It can be tough because of all the scar tissue, but bands and sleeve gastrectomies can be done. A bypass would be very difficult to do though. Read more...
Yes. It is a soft contraindication with ibd to get lap band but it is perfectly safe to get it. There may be difficulty with adhesions. Read more...

How much does lap band surgery cost?

Depends on place. Cash price for lap band surgery varies by location but generally it can be anywhere from $9000 to $15000 depending on where you go and how long they keep you in the hospital or surgery center. Read more...
10k plus. If your insurance doesn't cover it you can get it for 10k but you will need to get blis insurance for warranty and buy adjustments. Read more...