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Can anyone tell me how much out-of-pocket they paid for a revision surgery with BCBS federal standard? I Just need to know how much the hospital stay cost you and the surgery itself not all the other appointments

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On 2/13/2021 at 2:28 PM, Grahamco said:

Can anyone tell me how much out-of-pocket they paid for a revision surgery with BCBS federal standard? I Just need to know how much the hospital stay cost you and the surgery itself not all the other appointments

Well, I'll have that information for you by the end of March. So far, my insurance is covering it - so I'll just have the copay. I have BCBS of IL. I have my pre-op appointment March 3, so if they give me a cost prospectus then - I'll be happy to pass it on to you.

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@tina which revision surgery did you have? I have BCBSIL too and hoping they will approve :)

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On 4/3/2021 at 8:33 AM, thinnatater said:

@tina which revision surgery did you have? I have BCBSIL too and hoping they will approve :)

@Tina Leo @thinnatater can you both share some info on your doctors. I'm just starting to look into getting a revision and I'm in the Chicago area

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Hi! I used Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center in Springfield. Doesn't much help with the Chicagoland area, sorry. But, I do know they take patients from all over. They handled literally everything with BCBSIL. Both times - initial surgery and revision 11 years later. Dr. Orlando Icaza - surgeon. PAs and NPs on staff - are FABULOUS.

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On 4/3/2021 at 8:33 AM, thinnatater said:

@tina which revision surgery did you have? I have BCBSIL too and hoping they will approve :)

I originally had RnY bypass - and revised to a new RnY bypass. :) Further distallized the connection between stomach pouch and intestine; made a smaller stomach pouch, and removed some excess intestine from the first procedure. (The "Candy Cane" portion.)

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21 hours ago, Tina Leo said:

Hi! I used Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center in Springfield. Doesn't much help with the Chicagoland area, sorry. But, I do know they take patients from all over. They handled literally everything with BCBSIL. Both times - initial surgery and revision 11 years later. Dr. Orlando Icaza - surgeon. PAs and NPs on staff - are FABULOUS.

Thanks so much

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Tina did you have basic or standard on the BCBS and is your insurance federal plan? If you don’t mind me asking how much did everything cost out-of-pocket

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I had RNY gastric bypass in 2004. I have gained weight back unfortunately and a revision would be to revise the surgery I had in 2004 to help me lose weight again. They go in their resize your pouch...etc. They say revisions are not as drastic with weight loss as the original surgery but I don’t know that for sure. Some people need revisions for medical reasons. I am hoping with mine to have a 2nd and final chance to get it right.

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5 hours ago, Grahamco said:

Tina did you have basic or standard on the BCBS and is your insurance federal plan? If you don’t mind me asking how much did everything cost out-of-pocket

I have BCBS of Illinois. Not Federal. I don't know yet what my out of pocket is total. After deductible - not much; I'll see if I can decipher the hieroglyphics on my Explanation of Benefits, but I haven't gotten final bills yet. 😅

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5 hours ago, Grahamco said:

Tina did you have basic or standard on the BCBS and is your insurance federal plan? If you don’t mind me asking how much did everything cost out-of-pocket

Any luck on your end?

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