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Old 11-14-2007, 07:35 PM   #2
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Re: find doc in il for lap band with public aid

Hi Slugg - I am not familiar with your particular state or the benefits that are offered to Medicaid patients. I can tell you that as a Medicare recipient the rules have just recently changed and it is very, very difficult to get approval for the lap-band or other gastric or bariatric surgery without six months of doctor supervised weight loss attempts plus a whole host of other co-morbidity factors. It may be especially difficult to find doctors who take medicaid and I'm not sure if they pay for it. I guess you' ve done all the homework on that score and must know for sure that it will be approved. But, like I said, I have no idea of any doctors who would take it. You might check with Medicaid and see if they keep lists (they must!) of the docs that accept their payment. Good luck - Memere (K'Mac)