Insurance Requirements Different

Brandi Girl
on 9/20/20 3:38 pm
WLS on 10/18/11

Does anyone know if there are different insurance requirements when doing a revision? I paid cash for my original surgery back in 2011. Lost all my weight and kept it off until about 1-2 years ago. Now I am hoping insurance will pay for a revision surgery but don't know if I will be held to different standards seeing as I 'failed' my original surgery? Any help or others with experience with this would greatly be appreciated.


on 9/23/20 10:16 am - Putnam, CT
Revision on 02/04/15

First thing you need to do is make sure your policy covers WLS. Then you need to see if they cover WLS revisions. Most only cover them if there was a mechanical issue with the original surgery. If you gained weight due to poor eating and there is nothing wrong with the original surgery then they may not approve a revision.

What was your original surgery? Also revisions have a lot lower weight loss than a virgin WLS surgery. Meaning you will most likely only lose 20-30lbs with the revision.

Best of luck to you.

Dr. Sanchez Lapband 9/12/2003
hw305/revision w280/cw197/gw150

Revision from Lap Band to Bypass on 2/4/2015 by Dr. Pohl


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