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Does medicaid cover lapband surgery?

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Started by dimples, Nov 22, 2005 8:16 PM
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    dimples

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Posted November 22, 2005 - 8:16 PM

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Can someone tell me if medicaid covers lapband surgery, and is it the same requirments as regular insurance?


    Alexandra

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Posted November 22, 2005 - 8:31 PM

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Hi Dimples,

Again, Medicaid differs from state to state. My guess, though, is that if bariatric surgery were medically necessary, AND one were able to find a bariatric surgeon who accepts Medicaid patients (very difficult, I'd think), it would be covered. But that's just a guess.


    julieplunk

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Posted November 23, 2005 - 1:30 AM

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I am currently on Medicaid in Texas and it is to my understanding that if you have co morbidities associated with morbid obesity that medicaid will cover bariatric surgery because they consider it a medically necessary .. I am currently looking for a doctor that will accept medicaid will keep you posted..


    dimples

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Posted November 23, 2005 - 9:24 AM

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Thanks If I find out I will let everyone know I have had my tonsils removed on medicaid but that's different.


    msdimples29

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Posted November 23, 2005 - 11:44 AM

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Dr Maese's office in Dallas accepts Medicaid for Lap-Band. Just FYI. His full name is Dr. Fred Maese. I don't have the #, but he is on Sherry Lane in Dallas, TX. Hope this helps someone. Have a great Thanksgiving.


    Tricia K.

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Posted November 23, 2005 - 11:49 AM

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Dr Maese's office in Dallas accepts Medicaid for Lap-Band. Just FYI. His full name is Dr. Fred Maese. I don't have the #, but he is on Sherry Lane in Dallas, TX. Hope this helps someone. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Maese, Fred MD - Band New Life
Address: 210 W 6th St, Ferris, TX 75125 Phone:(972) 842-3911


    dimples

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Posted November 23, 2005 - 12:45 PM

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Thank you guys soooo much. I am going to call Dr. Maese. If I have to go to dallas I will.


    Mariposa Bella

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Posted November 23, 2005 - 1:27 PM

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You should really check into it. I live in Florida and this lady I know had the gastric bypass surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Fort Lauderdale and it was fully paid by Medicaid. She just had a tummy tuck or body lift and it covered that procedure as well. So check into it. You might be able to get it done.


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