Hello my name is Hector I little about me, I am 30 years old 5"7 227 lbs BMI 35.5, I suffer from GERD, High liver enzymes and I also have High cholesterol levels.I am interested in bariatric surgery I have tried on my own to lose this weight have tried diet programs such as slim fast, nutrisystem, joining gyms and medication and have been unsuccessful. I would like to know if anyone knows what are Medicare's requirements to have bariatric surgery covered and a full list of comorbid conditions that are associated with obesity. I have tried to get the information directly from Medicare but they are vague with the information they provided. Only conditions that I am aware of is Sleep Apnea and Hypertention in which I do not have. If anyone has anyone any information I would really much appreciate it. Thank you.
Here is what we found for you.
Medicare covers certain types of bariatric surgery if you have certain factors related to morbid obesity. To be eligible, you must:
Here are additional medical conditions.
Have at least ONE of the following diagnosed health conditions
When you are ready let us know if you need any further assistance like finding a surgeon.
HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125
RW:190 - CW:130