I had Roux-en-Y almost15 yrs ago and my insurance paid for it, all except whatever my deductible was. Best decision I ever made. I lost 162 lbs and a bunch of co-morbidities.
Has anyone had their surgery re-done?
It really depends on your insurance company. I'm in PA and here each Insurance co. has their different requirements to qualify for the surgery.( Examples are a minimum BMI of say greater than 40 with 2 or more comorbidities, a required time period of physician or dietician supervised "diet"- some require 3 months, others required 6 month supervision- along with specific documentation.) Most companies also require a psych evaluation done. There are other requirements that vary between different surgeons as well.
Nope, in their minds it is still experimental, not really a treatment, a lost cause. So, they will pay for exercise classes, but no surgery.