Member Services
on 8/31/12 1:48 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!!!


Member Services

on 11/30/07 6:08 am - WI
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on 12/19/07 1:12 pm - Milwaukee, WI
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin Aurora Health care does accept the insurance.  I am not too sure if Froedert Medical does or not will find out and repost.
on 2/19/08 9:57 am, edited 2/19/08 10:05 am - Taylor, WI

Gundersen-Lutheran clinic in La Crosse, Wisconsin accepts medicaid/medicare.  They are also a Center of Excellence!  They only do the RNY procedure, nothing else. Website is:, look up doctor by name or specialty. Gundersen-Lutheran 1900 south Ave. La Crosse, Wis.  54601 phone: 608-775-2331 or 800-362-9567 ext. 52331  Dr. Shanu Kothari, MD  Dr. Mattew Baker, MD  Christopher Larson, PA-C, RD

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on 3/7/08 4:04 am - Sun Prairie, WI
UW Health in Madison WI DRs Garren and Gould are great you can go to and go to the bariatric surgery site and get info they also have a message board. They are a Center Of Excellance also and they accept both Medicare and Medicade.  I hope this helps!!!! Marie

You can achieve anything if you try hard enough!!!!!

on 2/10/09 10:31 pm - Madison, WI
Marie you are a life saver! Thank god for you!


on 3/8/08 8:37 am
Midwest Bariatrics in Neenah Wisconsin,  Dr. Wasco take medicare and medicaid Badger Care

Cindy Strickland
Neenah, Wisconsin
Dr. Wasco
Midwest Bariatrics COE
Open RNY

High/Sugery/Now/Dr. Goal/My Goal


on 7/11/08 1:40 pm - WI

Name: Bariatric Institute of Wisconsin

If they accept Medicare and or Medcaid: Yes they accept both

** They are a Center of Excellence**

Phone number: (262) 522-8300

Facility: Elmbrook Hospital

Bariatric Institute of Wisconsin

22370 Bluemound Rd
Waukesha, WI 53186
Tricia Stewart
on 4/12/09 5:06 pm - Eau Claire, WI

Dr. Michael Kendrik






Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 55902

This is who my insurance required me to go through to have surgery.  It went very quickly once I completed all the post-op stuff.

on 10/8/09 12:20 am
Theda Clark in Neenah, WI will but it is a long hard pocess which my son is caught up in the middle of. I have things to discuss about this. Phone # is 920-720-7300. They are having a group seminar in Green Bay at the Raddison near the airport this month. We went a year ago and still are not yet close to applying for coverage. It is a start of a long chain of events they have patients comply to. Good luck! we are not giving up.