Can someone help me find a surgeon that accepts medicaid ( FAYETTEVILLE , NC )

on 5/23/16 9:37 am

I am 18 years old and i am interested in gastric surgery but i cant find any surgeons in or around fayetteville NC that accepts medicaid i really need this surgery ive literally been trying on and off to lose weight since 6th grade it never worked for me my BMI is well over 50 could someone please help me find a surgeon. 


Donna L.
on 5/23/16 1:12 pm, edited 5/23/16 6:12 am - Chicago, IL
Revision on 02/19/18

I am not sure about North Carolina, but here in Illinois most of the Medicaid providers have a service called case management.  A case manager is a professional who can help you coordinate your medical care.  If you call your provider you can request it.  If you feel overwhelmed it might be a good idea.  They can also make sure you get a surgeon.

If you call your provider you can also get a list of surgeons who will take your case.  You will need a referral to one from your primary care doctor first.  Medicaid also requires you have surgery at a bariatric center of excellence.  

I follow a ketogenic diet post-op. I also have a diagnosis of binge eating disorder. Feel free to ask me about either!

It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much...the life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully. -- Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

Kathy S.
on 5/24/16 12:54 pm - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with

Hi 1anak  

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April Parker
on 5/28/16 9:00 pm - Gaffney, SC
RNY on 06/20/16

Not sure how you feel about traveling to Spartanburg, but my surgeon accepts Medicaid, Dr. Paul Ross. He's one of the best around here. Thats why I chose him. I live 30 mins from him though. Hope you find someone!

HW- 283    SW- 264     GW- 130

on 10/4/16 4:45 pm

Try Coastal Surgery Specialist in Wilmington and ECU. Those are the only two that I know of on the east coast. There is one towards Winston-Salem.

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