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on 8/31/12 8:10 pm - Irvine, CA
Hello Members,

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

Phone number



This list will remain here for our members to access and use.

Thank you so much!!!


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megan K.
on 11/28/07 7:38 pm - beech grove , IN
Doctor Gomez at IU Bariatric Center and I believe there # is (317)6302524. I know he accepts medicaid for a fact. Dr. Kaderabuk at St. Vincent Carmel(not recommended). Their are not too many doctors that accept medicaid in Indiana
on 7/30/08 12:59 pm - IN
???why do you not recommend Dr. Kaderabek? I have not met many people who know much about him and I am curious as to his experience and mortality rate. please let me  know. thanks

on 10/16/08 6:28 pm
My husband had gastric bypass 5 years ago and Dr. Kaderabek performed his surgery. He has had no problems and the doctor was so nice and informative.

on 10/24/08 11:57 am
i have kaderabek.  my surgery is dec 9.  does he send you home with drains?  liquid vicodin? he seems pretty cool.

on 11/7/12 12:18 pm - IN
Revision on 09/13/12

He was my surgeon too......the biggest mistake I ever made! I don't think my body will ever be right again. But I'm interested in why they don't recommend him either.

Jessica S.
on 12/2/07 3:37 am - Noblesville, IN
Lap Band on 11/30/07 with
I know that Dr. Huse in Carmel, IN (suburb of Indianapolis) takes Medicare, and Dr. Mattar also in Carmel takes Indiana Medicaid.  Dr. Huse operates at both St. Vincent Carmel and Clarian North hospitals; Dr. Mattar is solely at Clarian North, as far as I know. Dr. John Huse General Surgery of Central Indiana 11725 Illinois Street, Suite 240 Carmel, In  46032 317-814-4590 Dr. Samer Mattar 317-275-7010
on 12/8/07 5:37 pm - lafayette, IN
there are several drs at clarian bariatric that accept medicaid.  Clarian Bariatrics 317-275-7010 877-275-2555 6625 network way suite 100 indianapolis, IN

  59# lost preop                     

on 12/28/07 6:10 pm - Columbia City, IN
Dr Kaderabek in Carmel @ St. Vincents accepts Medicaid. He did my surgery in May and I really like him. He was a little quiet and seems shy but would answer any questions I had. I had to be readmitted for a sm. bowel obstruction but other than that I've had no problems. During my hospital stay he was very attentive and caring. Cheryl


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on 1/1/08 5:35 pm - Bristol, IN
I believe Dr. Hoekstra at the Elkhart Clinic in Elkhart takes Medicaid and Medicare.... 574-296-3200
on 11/3/08 5:02 pm - kendallville, IN
to the best of my knowledge, Medicare requires that bariatric surgery be done at a "Center of Excellence".  these facilities must perform a minimum amount of surgeries to qualify.

unfortunately, Dr Hoekstra does not qualify, simply because he does not perform this surgery at the arbitrary frequency determined by Medicare.

currently, Dr Hoekstra's office is researching if he is able to offer bariatric surgery to Medicaid patients. 

when i have an answer, i will post it on this board!
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on 11/23/08 1:28 pm

I know this is a late reply to your post, but I just joined,

I started out with Dr. Hoekstra when I had insurance (BCBS) then could not use him because my insurance dropped (got fired at my job for a panic attack)  He does NOT take Medicare or Medicaid.  Those black folks who are his patients have jobs and insurance.  I know, because I was one of them.  I'm now on Soc Sec Disability,  and have both Medicare and Medicaid (with a $972 per month deductable).  I had to switch to St. Vincent's.  My doctor, Dr. Margaret Inman will take a mix of Medicare and Medicaid, or just Medicare,but not straight Medicaid..
on 10/6/12 9:59 am

Dr. Hoekstra, who was the first surgeon I wqas going with for my DS, passed away in 2008, before I could get my surgery.

HW 405/SW 397/CW 157.2/GW 160  Do the research!  Check the stats!
The DS is *THE* solution to Severe Morbid Obesity!

on 1/5/08 1:41 pm - Austin, IN
Dr. Robert Cooper in Seymour, Indiana accepts Medicaid
on 1/5/08 1:42 pm - Austin, IN
Sorry, His Phone number is 812-524-0505
Jo N.
on 2/10/08 1:44 pm, edited 2/10/08 1:44 pm - Crawfordsville, IN
Premier Bariatric (Dr Steven Clark) Indianapolis, South Bend and Fort Wayne Indiana Serving the following Indianapolis Hospitals - Community North and South Hospitals, Beech Grove's St Francis's, St Francis's South Campus and St Francis's Bariatric Center Medicare and Medicaid Phone: 866.883.1211 RNY and LapBand St Francis Bariatric Center Indianapolis Indiana Medicare and Medicaid Applications taken ONLY at the begining of each year. Phone: (317) 782-7525 Lapband and RNY
Highest Weight: 317/Surgery Weight: 267/Lowest Weight: 148
Currently Filled 1.4cc in a 4 cc band APBand
Panniculectomy w/psudeo TT proformed by Dr Bergman 10/8/2009
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on 2/18/08 9:06 pm
Thank  you so much for this information!! 
on 2/28/08 10:26 am - bartlesville, OK
Dr. Margaret Inman 11725 Illinois Street Suite 240 Carmel Ind 46032 317 814 4580 Accepts medicare
on 10/6/12 9:54 am, edited 10/6/12 9:55 am
Address and Phone change for Dr. Margaret Inman  DS-RNY-VGS-LapBand-Revisions

Meridian Surgical Group
13430 North Meridian Street Suite 275
Carmel, Indiana 46032
PHONE: (317) 582-8810
FAX:   (317) 582-8863

The office is located on the second floor of St. Vincent's Bariatric Center of  Excellence.

I have both Medicare and Medicaid, and Medicaid picked up what Medicare did not pay.

HW 405/SW 397/CW 157.2/GW 160  Do the research!  Check the stats!
The DS is *THE* solution to Severe Morbid Obesity!

on 3/15/08 1:54 pm - south bend, IN
dr credi at memorial weight loss clinic in granger indiana 574 647 6400  

Marie :o)    

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