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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
Dr. K.
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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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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
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 38 year old daughter with spastic diplegia CP. The
I have a 38 year old daughter with spastic diplegia CP. The main effect of the disability is that she is now developing arthrititis in her ankles, feet etc. and she is always in pain. She walks with k… read more
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Dr.: What is the vitamin regime you recommend to your sleeve
Dr. Dan: What is the vitamin regime you recommend to your sleeve patients? Would B complex w/ C (B1, B2, B6, B12) be overkill either pre surgery or post? And, are you seeing more patients requesting s… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Dr.: I was just reading a Bariatric News article about a
Dr. Dan: I was just reading a Bariatric News article about a study entitled "High GDI best indication of diabetes remission after bypass" that was presented at the 29th ASMBS conference last month. Is… read more
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Dr. Dan
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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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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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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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magasmd
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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
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
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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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FamilyPhysician
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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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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a Lap Band and would like to remove it and have a
I have a Lap Band and would like to remove it and have a gastric sleeve done. Are there Doctors who do that and do they charge to remove the band and do the sleeve?… 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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Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
I have cushing's disease and I want bariatric surgery. I had
I have cushing's disease and I want bariatric surgery. I had pituitary surgery about 6 months ago, thought I was in remission, started the process to have vertical sleeve surgery, and now - right befo… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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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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Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
Is it safe to go to Mexico for gastric sleeve surgery? I do
Is it safe to go to Mexico for gastric sleeve surgery? I do not mean the drug wars, but the actual operation being done, the cleanliness, the qualifications of doctors, the true success rates, etc.?… read more
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Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
393 satisfied customers
I am undecided if I should go through doing the Vertical
I am undecided if I should go through doing the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, I am 40 yrs old female have border line diabetis, HBP, Severe Sleep apnea, hypo thyroid. im 210 pounds and my height 5'1". … read more
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