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helionoftroy
on 3/8/15 9:59 am - Lexington, SC
RNY on 03/23/15
Topic: RE: Medicaid/ SC

Your surgeons office will know all the requirements needed. I have the same insurance, first choice, & my surgery date is march 23rd. There's a lot you have to do, 6 months documented weight loss management, psych evaluation, EGD, get pulmonary clearance, & cardiac clearance. Don't get your heart set on the gastric sleeve because insurance won't pay for it. If you're a smoker...QUIT!!! Surgeon will refuse to do the procedure, plus it's REALLY bad for your health!!  

Kim Gyurina, OH Staff
on 3/6/15 2:39 am - Irvine, CA
Topic: Early Bird Gets the Savings

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Kathy S.
on 1/26/15 6:37 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with
Topic: The moment you've all been waiting for . . . OH2015 Location Announcement!

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limitedsunshine
on 1/21/15 9:39 am
Topic: Medicaid/ SC

Does anyone know the rules for medicaid and bariatric surgery? I saw some posts that were all more than two years old and medicaid changes like crazy. Because of my family/sleep doctor, I can only used First Choice once my medicaid approval comes through. 

 

Please let me know if you have any information. I have proof of weight loss in the past and that it didn't help my high blood pressure (fall 2012-spring 2013) During this time of weight loss, I developed MORE health issues that have since caused a more than 60 lb weight gain. . . (just for a little back ground) 

 

Thanks

Member Services
on 1/21/15 6:09 am - Irvine, CA
Topic: Tick Tock, Tick Tock - Time is running out for the "Super Early Bird" Special!

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Kathy S.
on 1/16/15 2:40 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with
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Kathy S.
on 1/15/15 4:36 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with
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Father Don
on 1/9/15 9:42 am - Charleston, SC
Topic: Charleston - New Comers

Wife and I just moved to Charleston from Long Island.

 

Interested in any group meetings that may be around.  Can anyone help us out?

 

Don B.  

Obesity Help Support Group Leader
 

msduwop_23
on 12/31/14 9:17 am
Topic: want to get gastric bypass but need help finding health insurance

HELLO EVERYONE IM NEW TO THIS SITE AND WANT TO START BY ASKING A BURNING QUESTION I HAVE AN HOPEFULLY GET GREAT FEEDBACK. RECENTLY I TALKED TO MY DOCTOR AND HE TOLD ME ABOUT GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY. I ATTENDED A SEMINAR AND DECIDED I WANTED TO CHANGE MY LIFE AND HEALTH. I CURRENTLY HAVE CONSUMER'S HEALTH INSURANCE AND THEY DO NOT HAVE COVERAGE FOR ANY BARIATRIC SURGERY. I LIVE IN COLUMBIA, S.C CAN ANYONE HELP ME FIND WHAT ARE SOME GOOD HEALTH INSURANCES WHO WILL COVER MY BARIATRIC SURGERY. GOD BLESS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

tstowe
on 9/17/14 10:55 pm, edited 9/17/14 10:55 pm
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Topic: RE: State employee
On December 6, 2013 at 7:23 PM Pacific Time, Luarra28 wrote:

I too am a State employee.  no coverage.  I also am looking into going to Dr Aceves in Mexicali. I have not firmed up a date because I have to wait for June 2014 before I can have funding.  I was told the same price. I had spent some time on making list of Drs that I was interested in.  I send out inquiry emails to them. and Dr Aceves' person is the only one that has gotten back to me.  That in itself means a lot to me.   I also work in Columbia.

 

I teach so I had to pay out of pocket too. Unfortunately, Dr. Aceves has passed away. He was in a plane crash. But I had my surgery done on Sept. 1 at his clinic. They are still GREAT and I have recommended them to a few family members. They are awesome.