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New York Lap Band Surgeons that accept Medicaid

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Started by Alex Brecher, Sep 23, 2008 12:23 AM
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    Alex Brecher
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Posted September 23, 2008 - 12:23 AM

#1
I was contacted by a gentelman today who's severly obese and is on Medicaid in New York City. He'd really like to get the Lap-band surgery. Does anybody know if Medicaid covers the procedure ? If it does, do you know of any specific surgeons that accept Medicaid ?


    kdjsc

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Posted November 7, 2008 - 2:33 PM

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Medicaid does cover the band, it's up to the surgeons whether they take that so I can only suggest making some phone calls.


    Alex Brecher
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Posted November 7, 2008 - 2:45 PM

#3

Medicaid does cover the band, it's up to the surgeons whether they take that so I can only suggest making some phone calls.


My buddy has made a few calls and the surgeons he's called don't accept Medicaid. If you or anybody else on here knows of any that do, PLEASE let me know.


    ebflyhi2

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Posted December 18, 2008 - 9:53 AM

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Hi there are a few that accept medicaid. try dr. kini mt. sinai the link is surgicallyslim.com, and there is nyu and if u need any more just send me message!!! tell your friend i said good luck!


    Alex Brecher
  • Posts: 12,903
  • Joined: Jul 2003
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: NY
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Christine Ren-fielding
  • Surgery Date: Jul 2003
  • Height: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Starting Weight: 255 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 102 lbs
  • Current Weight: 153 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 160 lbs
  • BMI: 25.84
Posted December 18, 2008 - 12:07 PM

#5

Hi there are a few that accept medicaid. try dr. kini mt. sinai the link is surgicallyslim.com, and there is nyu and if u need any more just send me message!!! tell your friend i said good luck!


Thank you! I'm going to have him cal Dr Kini. According to NYU, they don't accept Medicaid.


    ebflyhi2

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Posted December 18, 2008 - 12:14 PM

#6
your welcome . here is another one located in the bronx. Weight Reduction Surgery thats the link and here is the phone info:
The Center for Weight Reduction



West Campus: Greene Medical Arts Pavilion 718-920-4800
3400 Bainbridge Avenue, 4th Floor, Bronx, New York 10467

Good luck!


    sarahbellzz14-4

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Posted May 10, 2009 - 4:41 PM

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Dr. Piotr Gorecki at Methodist in Brooklyn, I have Health Plus w/medicaid, and I have to see him in the Surgical clinic. He takes both, but I'm waiting for my approval right now since I am the first patient w/ health plus that he has ever seen.. I should know by this week considering my surgery date was moved from 5/7 to 5/21, and his assistant faxed over 26 pages of notes including 3 doctors letters for my co-morbidities htt://www.Drgorecki.com


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