UT Select insurance, what's the out of pocket cost? And recommended surgeons in...
on 12/14/15 7:43 pm
Hello, everyone. New to the forum and have lots questions. I have been overweight since a baby and am finally about to take step towards a Gastric Sleeve surgery. I am a graduate student at UT with the UT select insurance. I am aware this plan has a high deductible and was wondering if any of you was in similar situation, and how much was the final out of pocket cost. Also, what surgeon would you recommend around Austin/SA area. Thank you very much, guys.
on 12/16/15 7:51 pm
I would call your insurance or look at your policy online. My policy covered 80% after I met the deductible if I went to select hospitals (I work for a hospital...so I have to go to their hospital--thankfully its one of the best hospitals in the country!)
I went to a couple of surgeons when I first started this journey. The first surgeon told me I should only consider the RNY or the lapband- he did not give me any other choices. The 2nd consult told me to consider the DS- I did and almost 10 years later, I'm very happy with my choice.
on 4/3/16 3:11 pm
Dr. Eric Lough is my surgeon at Southwest. I had my first appointment with him and knew I had found my doc. I was hoping to run into someone else in this area.
I used Dr. Dana Reiss. She operates at Methodist Specialty and Transplant hospital in SA, which was considered a center of excellence according to my insurance (UHC). They recently changed the name of the wls clinic but I believe it's called Methodist Weight Loss. It's located in Physician's Plaza I which is literally connected to the hospital, so it's very convenient and Dr. Reiss visited me several times while I was in the hospital after surgery.