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on 8/31/12 8:42 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 Medcaid

Phone number



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

Thank you so much!!!


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on 12/2/07 3:04 pm, edited 12/2/07 3:09 pm - Garland, TX
on 12/3/07 12:41 am, edited 1/25/08 10:36 pm - CEDAR HILL, TX
In Dallas,: Dr Manuel Castro  METHODIST CENTER of EXCELLENCE 214-948-0475
on 9/17/08 2:08 pm - Lancaster1, TX
Thanks I just gave them a call.
on 8/21/09 1:24 pm - Richardson, TX
On December 3, 2007 at 12:41 AM Pacific Time, cherryj wrote:
In Dallas,: Dr Manuel Castro  METHODIST CENTER of EXCELLENCE 214-948-0475
Thank you!  I have been having a hard time finding a clinic that takes my medicare insurance!

Ra*Mona* W.
on 9/27/11 9:18 am

Just spoke to Dr. Castro's office and he does take Medicaid but it has to be a secondary insurance he accepts Medicare as the primary and Medicaid for the Secondary. Just thought I'd give anyone looking the update.

Vivian Prouty
on 12/3/07 5:35 am - Fort Worth, TX
RNY on 11/22/05 with
on 12/3/07 11:11 am - Missouri City, TX

The best in Houston Texas : Dr. Younan Nowzaradan (713) 661-6262 I was 670 and he did mine I am now down to 220 in less than 2 years.


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Melissa M.
I don't have a big house, I don't have the nicest car, I don't have a lot of money. I have much more, I have Good Friends, a Big Loving Family, and a Wonderful Husband! That to me is worth more than all the riches in the world.
~ Melissa D. Morris
Jean L.
on 7/18/08 10:56 am - Hemphill, TX
You did like Dr. Nowzaradan, we did not see eye to eye from the day we met.  Congrats for the weight loss, take care & God bless
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on 12/10/07 1:33 pm
In San Antonio....Nilesh Patel at:  Innova hospital                       210/368-7420                                                            4343 E. Southcross Blvd.                                                             San Antonio, TX  78222 He also goes out of his way to jump through the hoops that Tricare has..... Dawn
on 12/12/07 11:39 am - porter, TX

Dr. Robert Davis and Dr. Garth Davis in Houston, Texas.  (father & son in practice together)  their phone is:


713-528-0597  also  They take Medicare and they perform surgery in a hospital that is a "Center of Excellence" which Medicare requires. Hope this helps!!

on 12/14/07 1:23 pm - Mission, TX

 Dr. Diego Camacho 416 Lindberg Ave Valley Surgical Mcallen, TX Dr. Luis Reyes 416 Lindberg Ave Valley Surgical Mcallen, TX Valley Surgical Center 416 Lindberg Ave Mcallen, TX 78501 (956) 630-4161


brenda F.
on 9/28/08 2:51 pm - whitney, TX
they  do reaction  and hernia repair?Brenda
was 400+ june 15th,06, 145-150 as of may15th,09 ... wow!!!what a ride .   
on 2/26/10 11:25 pm - Fort Worth, TX
I used to watch them on Big Medicine. I wish that show was still on. It gave me a lot of encouragement.
on 6/8/11 2:31 pm - Leander, TX
RNY on 04/04/05 with
Their show was very good, but their website is really lacking.  I guess I'll have to find a way to contact them about revision and Medicare.
I hug my horse every day :)

Pre-Op - 254 lbs
Goal Weight - 154lbs
Today - 138lbs

Danny Riggs
on 12/19/07 3:15 pm - Houston, TX

1776 Yorktown St Ste 150
Houston, TX 77056-4192
(713) 572-8122

Performs surgery at Memorial Hermann Hospital - A Bariatric Center of Excellence (for 'Care patients)

Being a loser is the greatest victory you will ever know!
Andrea Allio
on 1/9/08 2:56 pm - The Woodlands, TX
DItto This team is the best!!! Dr Wilson Dr Scarborough Dr Yu
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on 12/20/07 7:57 pm, edited 12/20/07 7:58 pm
(deactivated member)
on 12/24/07 5:07 am - Houston, TX
Mathew St Lawrence(sp ) in fair area russ
et E.

on 1/8/08 12:29 pm - Katy, TX
He was my surgeon too....he's good.,