MEDICAID AND MEDICARE SURGEONS LIST!

sighsmom
on 9/26/09 7:30 am - Rock Falls, IL
I thought Dr. Maillefer stopped taking medicaid? Or maybe just out of county?
I was in Ogle county, now whiteside, and he did my RNY Dec. 6, 2004 and he sent me a letter that he was no longer doing my follow up care because of stopping accepting the medicaid, and NOW I'm struggling with nutrition and anemia because no doctor around here is familiar enough with the surgery:(
lwillis082402
on 9/13/10 9:36 pm - Clare, IL
They no longer  do the surgerys any more im in dekalb and they referd me to joilet
corpdiva2005
on 10/24/10 2:37 am - Homewood, il
Hi! Where in Joliet, Silver Cross Hospital?  Do they take medicare? Did you have to be waitlisted (long wait for approval), who was your doctor? I'm so sorry for all the questions, but I'm getting pretty desperate.  Which procedure did you have?  I'm', almost 11 year out form having the RNY and omehow it creeped back on me, surely not cuz I eat more but because my gatro person said perhaps my pouch enlarged. 

Any info you can provide would be a BLESSING!


I CAN BE REACHED AT AFJOHNSON2005@YAHOO.COM

tHANKS SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!
sheshema27
on 11/6/10 1:04 am - Lake In The Hills, IL
Did you try Dr. Denham at Evanston Northwestern he does revisions and accepts Medicaid.
circularsmiles
on 9/19/08 12:21 pm - Cicero, IL
lessofme2008
on 9/22/08 8:19 am - IL
WOW!!! My suggestion is that I would look other places to get in sooner. I know you can get into other places alot sooner. It would be a good idea to ask before starting their program.
circularsmiles
on 9/25/08 9:18 pm - Cicero, IL
mike460
on 7/10/09 7:12 pm, edited 7/10/09 7:15 pm - freeport, IL
RNY on 07/27/09 with
NO I AM GOING THERE TO NORTHWESTERN  AND MEDICAID IS PAYING ALL EXEPT DIATITION AND PSYCOLOGIST I MADE SURE BEFORE HAND THE WHOLE STAFF IS GREAT DR NAGLE IS TOP NOTCH !

Michael A Thruman Sr

nana nae
on 9/28/08 8:08 pm - JOLIET, IL
Dr. Christopher Joyce, and Dr. Lahmann at BMI Surgery accepts medicare.

1300 Copperfield Ave Suite 1060
Joliet, Il 60432
Phone: 815-723-8571
or fax: 815-723-8630
visit them online @ www.bmisurgery.org
PSMITH32
on 11/11/08 7:42 pm - Lithonia, GA

IM IN WAUKEGAN ,ILLINOIS.
DR ARRON SEIGAL, DR LAURENCE GIBSON
847-856-2525
 AND HE TAKES MEDICAID

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deactivated member
on 6/5/09 1:28 pm

Hi there,

Based on your referral I called them and they said to set up an appointment for the seminar, which I will be attending on Monday. Do they really accept Medicaid (kid care) for lap band or bariatric surgery? Will they approve me? I'm 5'7 240 lbs and this sounds too good to be true, being as I do not have any medical issues due to my weight, other then being self conscious and depressed because Im not happy with the way I look, and maybe a little shortness of breath when I walk a far distance or up alot of stairs. I'm really not that obese, but I would like to lose about 75 lbs and I've been struggling to lose this weight for years. I'm wondering how long I would have to be out of work though. I'm a mom of two and I'm on maternity leave so I really can't take off more then a few days. Any information you can give me about this place, the entire process, the surgery, recovery time etc. would be greatly appreciated. I'm also in Waukegan. Thank you so much!

Shannon

Heather S.
on 6/5/09 5:24 pm - Lake Villa, IL
Hello,
For starters, your BMI has to be 35 with co-morbidities and 40 without (no health issues). At 5'7" and 240 you're BMI is 37.6, you have no health issues so more than likely IPA will not approve you.

That's not to say you can't atleast go to the seminar and get more info. Maybe you have some of the more subtle co-morbidities such as infertility or sleep apnea? The seminar is free so you don't lose out.

In my experience with Dr. Siegel, he feels very confident that IPA / Kid Care will accept me at 34.9 BMI BUT, I have 5 co-morbidities!

But yes, Siegel accepts Kid Care / IPA and you pay a $2 co-pay per visit. However, the workup with Stacy is $70 and at the time of surgery you pay a $250 Program Fee.

I just saw him for my 30 day follow-up and he submitted my case to IPA.

Also, RNY is more invasive than Lapband but even with the Lapband expect to be off work for 2 weeks!

If you have any other questions shoot me an email here!

~Heather
I had my Lap-RNY WLS Wed, July 15th, 2009 at Vista North in Waukegan, IL by Dr. Aaron Siegel. Starting BMI was 35. Total Weightloss: 102 Pounds
July 15th, 2009 (Surgery Day)
227 Pounds
Size 22/24 Pants & 26/28 Shirt 46DDD Bra
August 15th, 2010 (13 Months Post Op)
125 Pounds
Size 4 Pants (WTF??!!) & Small Shirt 36DDD (Not my true size!) Bra
jenlyons88
on 11/10/09 6:28 am - sandoval, IL
I notice you said "I'm not sure if I made the right choice" Why is that? Did you have complications?     Jen
cristina22oro
on 6/13/12 8:59 pm
Your posts are very informative! Thank you!!
Laura B.
on 11/12/08 10:41 am - Lima, OH
RNY on 09/20/10 with
Hello all I have a question I have been searching to find and I havent stumbled on it yet... Are there any surgeons in Ohio who accepts Medicaid? I have Buckeye Community Health Plan. If you could email me or message back that would be so helpful. I have visited a doctor and was really excited about the lap band but she didnt accept Medicaid and so i am still looking. THANK YOU!
TracyL72
on 11/26/08 9:48 am - IL
It might help if you ask on the Ohio board.

♥♫ Tracy Lynn ♫♥
Can fantasy become reality?


  


 

    
Laura B.
on 12/1/08 11:09 am - Lima, OH
RNY on 09/20/10 with
Thank you for pointing that out. I was new to this website and didnt realize that I was on the illinois one. But your info was helpful. :(
Daves-an-RN
on 12/29/08 3:22 pm - Sycamore, IL



UIC surgical center takes it.

I didn't have it, but I think Dr Vitello takes it.

The hospital runs like a machine. It is amazing. I could have 2-3 different appointments in a row and be done in 3 hours. It is a great hospital, and DrVitello is a great Surgeon and the Med Students are always on the floor for questions and help. It was really nice.

Just call UIC hospital and ask some questions and they will connect you to who you need to talk to.

Here is a link:
https://secure1.hospital.uic.edu/doctors/phyRs2.do?dname=&ge nder=&specialty=SURB&language=&insurance=&facility=&keyWords=

Start Wt.:485
Surgical Date: 12/10/08 Open RNY
Goal Wt: 275
Present Wt: 224 LBS!!!!!!!

Ya, thats right, Im UNDER MY GOAL BY 50LBS!!
WOO HOO!!!!!!!


mrsbeng13
on 1/6/09 6:19 pm - IL
I called UIC today and verified that they do accept Medicaid for the Lap Band surgery. I will be attending their seminar 02/23/09 I believe. All of the ones for this month are booked.
mendylmoore
on 3/12/09 7:45 pm - dyer, IN
Hi  live in chicago and I have medcaide I have been reading all the entries and you are the most recent is there really a waiting list for the sugery at UIC? I heard a 7 year waiting list please let me know is that true and how long is the process?