I have been on the fence for quite some time about getting RNY surgery and I am SO VERY CLOSE to doing it! My biggest question is this: Will my insurance cover it and what do I have to do. Currently I have CBA Blue which is a subsidary of Blue Cross Blue Shield. I also have Husky A (medicaid)as my secondary. I have a relative idea of what I probably have do since my mom had the RNY in May of 2005. I am not sure of my exact weight, last time I was weighed I was about 360lbs. I am 5'11 so I know my BMI falls into the category of being "suitable" for it. I am also diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I am borderline hypertention and I am not sure about sleep apnea.
Yes, I know. I should just call them but it's 12:30 in the morningI'm just antsy!!!
Another question, I am in Naugatuck(next to Waterbury). My mom went thru Dr. Elmer Valin at St. Raphael' Hospital. I went with her a few times to see what she was doing and just being supportive for her.I have looked over his WHOLE website and I am pretty impressed. I looked at a few other surgeons but no one in particular stuck out. Does anyone have any suggestions for a surgeon? I understand that most insurance companies like people to go thru a "center of excellence"