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When I got my and placed I had Cigna United Healthcare through Connecticut general life insurance co. They covered lap band surgery and everything associated with it. Granted it took me over a 1 1/2 years to get them to actually pay for the surgery (after they kept telling me I didn't qualify even though I did and had over 50 pages of documentation proving it) it took hiring a lawyer and literally with in 1 week of going to US Dist court over the matter it was paid for! I had 12 months of free fills from my doc, now I have blue cross of Idaho as a state employee, they denied the payment stating "not covered through the terms of the policy" (which I have never been provided, nor can I find a copy of online) I am sure an appeal will be unsuccessful (still going to exhaust all appeals) but I am looking for a doc that will provide a reasonable lap band maintenance fee because paying $200 for .25 to .5 cc of Fluid is absolutely INSANE! Anyone have any advice??

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I wish you luck with your search, I am a self pay patient in the Boise area and in order to even get a fill I have to travel to Pocatello which will cost out of pocket 245.00. I can't get any of the local physicians to even see me for aftercare because my surgery was done in another state. It's really frustrating that we don't have more options for Lapband follow up in our area;0(

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Dr Cherice in Nampa does them for $75.00 but you will have to pay a initial patient establishment the first time(215.00) along with the fill, then it's 142.00 office visit plus fill. Yes that's her number above.

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