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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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LAPBAND QUESTION FOR A M.D. A male 65 years old and weighs
LAPBAND QUESTION FOR A M.D. A male 65 years old and weighs 300 pounds has an umbilical hernia. The surgeon has said a loss of a minimum of 50 pounds is mandatory. Under these circumstances can this pe… 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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How do I find the surgeon or center with the highest volume
How do I find the surgeon or center with the highest volume for bariatric surgery in either the Midwest or US?… read more
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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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Dr.: What documentation do you usually send in to a
Dr. Dan: What documentation do you usually send in to a patient's insurance company to justify medical necessity for bariatric surgery? For insurance companies that require that the patient have been … read more
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I read "You on a Diet" by Dr Oz and Roisen. The appendix on
I read "You on a Diet" by Dr Oz and Roisen. The appendix on meds tells me that the nicotine patch can help me. I went to the Bariatric doc at Cleveland Clilnic and she rufused to help me other than pr… read more
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My insurance company has two requirements for bariatric
My insurance company has two requirements for bariatric surgery: BMI 40 or greater, or 35 with comorbidities; and "has been under at least one physician supervised weight loss program for at least 6 m… read more
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My bmi is 29.3 and i am 37 year old woman. i have been
my bmi is 29.3 and i am 37 year old woman. i have been struggling with 15 lbs up and down but seems like i can never get rid of them once and for all. i am very athletic and play tennis 5 days a week.… read more
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I am a morbidly obese individual, about 400 lbs...68 yrs of
I am a morbidly obese individual, about 400 lbs...68 yrs of age...have everything one can get as a result of it, and NEED help....I am facing dialysis in the near future if we don't find the ri ght an… read more
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Since a C-peptide test can check the status of one's beta
Since a C-peptide test can check the status of one's beta cells and see if you are still producing insulin, would this not be a good test to have before chosing bariatric surgery since the outcome of … 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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I am a big guy with a bmi of 46. Can I diet to lose weight
I am a big guy with a bmi of 46. Can I diet to lose weight or should I look into surgery? in addition, I have an umbilical hernia and have had it for about five years with no pain. If I decide to get … 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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How hard is it to get lap band surgery? I have been on so
How hard is it to get lap band surgery? I have been on so many diets in the past years to no avail. I stay on one for a little while and then I go back to my normal eating habits. I have many receipts… read more
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I am planning on having the LapBand surgery next month.
I am planning on having the LapBand surgery next month. However, through the research I have done I have only found conflicting reports as to success rate, morbidity rate, complications rate, amount o… read more
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Is there any other kind of surgery for weight loss other
is there any other kind of surgery for weight loss other than gastric banding or bypass? I would like to explore weight loss options but do not qualify for those more extreme surgeries. I am about 60 … read more
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My wife needs to lose 25 pounds before a second surgery can
My wife needs to lose 25 pounds before a second surgery can be done to repair a paraesophageal hernia. The surgery needs to be done by August. We are hoping for a date sometime in June. A nutritionist… read more
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