Gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y)

Gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y)

A MyObesityTeam Member said:

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.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

Has anyone had their surgery re-done?

posted about 2 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

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.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

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.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

Do ur insurance pay for it

posted about 2 years ago
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