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 Post subject: Gastric Bypass Surgery
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:54 pm 
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My doctor has suggested gastric bypass surgery for me. I am about 120 lbs overweight and have diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid trouble, and several joints that are quickly deteriorating. Does Medicare cover gastric bypass surgery in this instance?


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 Post subject: Re: Gastric Bypass Surgery
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:34 pm 
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Whoa. Good for you that after 2006, Medicare will be covering procedures like Roux-en Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. But you have to meet certain criteria and make sure you check into an approved facility.


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 Post subject: Re: Gastric Bypass Surgery
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:03 pm 
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melinda wrote:
Whoa. Good for you that after 2006, Medicare will be covering procedures like Roux-en Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. But you have to meet certain criteria and make sure you check into an approved facility.


Now, if they will do this, why not cover all that dental stuff?

I don't get it!


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 Post subject: Re: Gastric Bypass Surgery
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:43 am 
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The list of nationally covered procedures includes open and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, and open and laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.So you don't have to worry about it if you pass certain criteria.


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