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What is the most straightforward, simple way to get my
What is the most straightforward, simple way to get my insurance to cover bariatric surgery, considering the following?- Late 30s female - Regular menstruating - Overweight since childhood - PCOS diag… read more
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Does medical cover a gastric sleeve? If so what do I have to do to start the process thank u… read more
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I am scheduled for surgery on 7/15 and was just wondering
I am scheduled for surgery on 7/15 and was just wondering ...I have stage 3 chronic kidney diease from having high blood pressure for so many years. Just wondering if having bariatric surgery could st… read more
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Dr.RRK
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I am obese and want to lose weight and increase fitness. I
I am obese and want to lose weight and increase fitness. I have had one partial knee and a total hip and scheduled for the other knee within a few weeks. Getting better mobility will help I'm sure. Al… read more
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I had a ileal-jejunal bypass over 30 years ago and only now
I had a ileal-jejunal bypass over 30 years ago and only now have been told it was the cause of my end stage renal failure. I need to have it reversed but have been able to get to consult with a doc in… read more
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My wife has started the process (initial consultation,
My wife has started the process (initial consultation, nutritional counseling, etc.) toward having gastric sleeve surgery. She has had sleep studies and have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. She as a … read more
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Dr. Dan
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I have an odd question regarding VSG. I am a self pay
Hi dr. Dan. :) I have an odd question regarding VSG. I am a self pay patient having surgery in Mexico. After a lot of research I found an excellent surgeon who is a fellow of FACS. my question is: is … read more
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Am I a good candidate for bariatric surgery? I am 66 years
Am I a good candidate for bariatric surgery? I am 66 years old. High lood presure and diabetes are controled by medication. I am 5'5" tall and weigh 205 lbs. My doctor is Dr. James A. Stewart in Chesa… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Have you ever had a insurance company cover Lap-Band surgery
Have you ever had a insurance company cover Lap-Band surgery when bariatrics is specifically excluded from a policy?… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr.: I was just reading the recent CMS decision memo
Dr. Dan: I was just reading the recent CMS decision memo regarding bariatric surgery for treatment of obesity (the reconsideration for inclusion of gastric sleeve surgery) and the third criteria they … read more
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Bringing our 53 year old son intoourhome. He is obese and
Bringing our 53 year old son intoourhome. He is obese and ended up in aemergencyroom in Richland, Wa. diagoseswere dyspnea, restrictive airway disease, morbid obesity, pickwicknian syndrome, and trach… read more
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What is the main reason that some insurance companies
What is the main reason that some insurance companies specify as a requirement for weight loss surgery, that a patient have been under at least one six-month physician supervised weight loss program? … read more
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I am a 5'4" manic-depressive female. I am supposed to weigh
Hi, I am a 5'4" manic-depressive female. I am supposed to weigh no more than 150lbs. When I got married I weighed 190lbs and now I weigh 211. Am I a candidate for this surgery. I am 'Pre-Diabetic' and… read more
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As to my earlier question, since my insurance currently
As a follow up to my earlier question, since my insurance currently approves bariatric surgery only for weight loss, do you have any advice as to how I can get this surgery approved by insurance? From… read more
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Is there any medical reason a person who has had a right
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Im just wandering if i would be able to get the lap band
hi im just wandering if i would be able to get the lap band surgery thru my medicaid i cant afford out of pocket and i have been big all my life and tried so many diets and such and i lose some and al… read more
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I am 70 years old. I need to loose about 70 pounds. I am 5'
I am 70 years old. I need to loose about 70 pounds. I am 5' 10" and weigh 240 pounds I want to get down to 170. Will bariatric help me, what other suggestions do you have?… read more
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How should a patient be on IV'S if she is sent to the
how long should a patient be on IV'S if she is sent to the emergency room for acute pancreatitis.… read more
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