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Has anyone with BCBS of TN been able to get a revision surgery?? I had a gastric sleeve in 2013 and lost 120lbs. Well 2 kids and pandemic later I’ve gained about 80lbs back. Any information will be helpful and appreciated.

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I don't know anything about BCBS of TN, but it's kind of a crap shoot when it comes to revisions. Some will only cover them if there's some medical issue with surgery #1 - and some don't cover revisions at all (like my friend who's having awful problems with her 10-year-old lap band - her insurance company won't pay for revision, in spite of the fact she's been hospitalized with issues and her doctors have said she needs to have a revision). Hopefully yours will cover it, though!

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5 hours ago, LM84 said:

Has anyone with BCBS of TN been able to get a revision surgery?? I had a gastric sleeve in 2013 and lost 120lbs. Well 2 kids and pandemic later I’ve gained about 80lbs back. Any information will be helpful and appreciated.

I just googled "BCBS of TN bariatric surgery" and found this. This is pretty typical - most companies require some kind of medical complication from the first surgery before they'll cover the second one. But I'd check with them regardless.

Procedures That MIGHT BE Covered

The following procedures MIGHT BE covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield Tennessee:

  • Revision Surgery (either Lap-Band Revision or Gastric Bypass Revision) is possible with EITHER of the following conditions met:
    • Physician documented medical complication
    • Physician documented surgical complication

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Thanks for the info. Pretty much what I found out as well. I don’t even live in TN but it’s the insurance my company provides 🤷🏻‍♀️

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