I would like to get the gastric bybass surgery and I have the health insurance metro plus gold 2! I was wondering if anyone has the same 1?

  • by Ava
  • Aug 11,2017
  • 4 answers

I would like to get the gastric bybass surgery and I have the health insurance metro plus gold 2! I was wondering if anyone has the same 1?


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Beverly S 2 months ago

Call your insurance. Most insurance only covers 80% of hospital charges & you pay the other 20% plus whatever your deductible is, but only your insurance can tell you for sure.

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A Hunch 2 months ago

Insurance may or may not cover it.
It depends on the cause of the problem If you have a fat disorder (fatdisorder.org) getting a gastric bypass won't help you in the long run.
Insurance is unlikely to pay the full cost. You will have a deductible that you have to pay.
The process will take more than 6 months. You will have to do a minimum of 6 months of counseling prior to the procedure.
Are you sure you want to change your entire eating process? That's what's required for surgery.
Have you tried that before? What didn't work about it?

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StephenWeinstein 2 months ago

Most health insurance plans require a diagnosis of "morbid obesity" and 6 or 12 months (more likely 12) of a medically supervised diet before they will approve anyone for gastric bypass surgery.

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lucy 2 months ago

IF, insurance covers it, then you must be morbidly obese, and usually must be on a diet for a period of 6 months to a year and lose weight.
With gastric surgery, you will lose weight, but (only) if you stick to a diet that will allow you to lose, or, you can gain all the weight back.
Have you ever seen the TV show, my 600 pound life? They have some great success stories, but they also have some failures. A classic case was Penny who weighed 530 pounds, who lost 30 pounds to qualify for the surgery. After surgery and in the hospital for 30 days, she managed to gain back the 30 pounds lost (on a controlled diet) so they knew that her husband must have been sneaking in food for her to eat and gain it all back.

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