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What is the most straightforward, simple way to get my
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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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I was recently told that bariatric surgery was necessary. I
I was recently told that bariatric surgery was necessary. I started out at 331lbs and lost 75lbs on my own. But due to 6 surgeries in 8 months because of knee surgery that went bad and the ensuing str… 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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Have you ever had a insurance company cover Lap-Band surgery
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How soon can the surgery be performed?I'm looking to have
How soon can the surgery be performed? I'm looking to have the Rouen Y gastric bypass surgery as soon as possible. I've got many major health issues due to being over weight. Have: TKR x 2, GERD/Nexiu… 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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My insurance company has two requirements for bariatric
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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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What do I need to do to get started? I work for Carill and
What do I need to do to get started? I work for Carill and have Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota Insurance. How long would I have to be off work?… 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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In your experience, are lap-band patients able to sustain
In your experience, are lap-band patients able to sustain their results? I've heard scuttlebutt that they often regain much of the weight? Also, are you aware of whether insurance companies have loose… read more
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Is it possible to have weight loss surgery without going
Is it possible to have weight loss surgery without going through 12 months of visits? I need my insurance to cover all or most of the cost. I am 49 years old, weigh 235 pounds and am 5ft 3. My health … 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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I have had a weight problem for most of my life. I have had
Hello, I have had a weight problem for most of my life. I have had 2 children in the past 2 years and am the heaviest I've ever been. I have a hx of losing wt for a while, then gaining. I have gone to… read more
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