Gastric Bypass

United States
October 16, 2006 1:04pm CST
Has any one had gastric bypass for weight reduction? How did you do, did insurance cover it and was it worth it? I am thinking about it seriously since nothing else has worked no matter how hard I try. Appreciate any input.
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@mauldinmama (1503)
• United States
27 Oct 06
My cousin had the surgery last december. She lost 125lbs. She has had no problems or complications. Her insurance did not cover it. Her doctor charged her a flat fee of 20,000. She paid so much down and pays monthly. That fee covered her 7 day hospital stay. She is well and very happy. Good luck!
@tmnjyk (3490)
• Canada
8 Nov 06
Wow! that sounds too expensive to me. I personally can't afford it. I better exercise myself if it was me. Thanks!
@tmnjyk (3490)
• Canada
8 Nov 06
Wow! that sounds too expensive to me. I personally can't afford it. I better exercise myself if it was me. Thanks!
• United States
9 Nov 06
i had mine done july 2006 in huntington wv i have the medical card and it covered everything i have lost 60lbs and no problems www.obesityhelp.com you can get alot of information from that site
• South Africa
8 Nov 06
I am being admitted on Sunday.I have spoken to a few ladies and seen the before pictures.They look awesome now. In South Africa our medical aid/insurance doesn't cover it.I had to pay the doctor cash.
@tammytwo (4304)
• United States
27 Oct 06
Had it in May this year, insurance paid all but $2300. It is the best $2300 I have ever spent. I have lost 85 pouns so far. Check out obesityhelp.com for more info. on this.