MEDICAID AND MEDICARE SURGEONS LIST!
On a daily basis we get calls from members in desperate need of surgeons that will accept Medicaid and or Medicare for Bariatric surgery. It breaks our hearts when we have to say "we don't know of any surgeons in your state we can refer you to".
Can you please help us? If you know of any surgeons in your state that accepts Medicaid and or Medicare, will you list their:
If they accept Medicare and or Medicaid
This list will remain here for our members to access and use.
Thank you so much!!!
on 11/29/07 7:04 pm
on 5/11/08 12:54 pm
on 6/11/09 8:44 am
what steps can he do while waiting for his medicare to start to speed up process so he can have lapband done as soon as possible after coverage starts. we are planning on contacting Dr. Gibbs in little Rock because we understand he does lapband. Does DR. Baker do lapband?
on 5/23/08 7:52 am
on 8/6/08 7:04 pm
Yes, I do revisions. As to which surgery is performed, this is taken on an individual basis and is decided only after a detailed review of past surgeries, evaluation with current xrays, and usually also with endoscopic evaluation (EGD). The typical end result of my bariatric revisions is a gastric bypass. There is usually no need to convert to a duodenal switch as most of these cases can be successfully fixed by way of gastric bypass. Of course, if need be, DS can be performed but that would be unlikely. Thank you.
J.D. Fuller, M.D.
Surgical Clinic of Central Arkansas
on 6/8/09 10:55 am, edited 6/8/09 10:57 am
Wishin ya the best! (and when you question yourself.."is this the right thing to do... " the answer... is YES!!!)
Heres to "LIVING" and not "EXISTING" anymore!!
on 12/10/09 3:11 pm