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Old 02-11-2008, 11:50 PM   #1
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What Kind of Doctor Removes Lipomas

What Kind of Doctor Removes Lipomas? I am searching for a doctor that removes lipomas. I just need to know what doctor to call and talk to. My husband has a painful one one his side and we can't find any doctors here in Alaska that will remove it without insurance, we have a very limited income because he can't work due to painful lipoma. Right now we don't have any kids so we can't get any help from the state to pay for surgery. Is there any advice you can give me on finding the right kind of doctor?

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Old 02-12-2008, 07:53 AM   #2
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Re: What Kind of Doctor Removes Lipomas

I know for sure that general surgeons and cosmetic surgeons will take them out.

I have two lipomas, one large one on my neck and another on my back. I went to a general surgeon who can take them out. I ultimately decided not to go ahead with it because I couldn't get assurance from my insurance that they would cover it, as they consider most of these to be cosmetic surgery. Even though mine too was painful and very obviously not something I was doing for looks alone, they still wouldn't give me any certainty of coverage. So I bagged it.

Before I cancelled, my procedure was scheduled for one of these specialty surgical outfits, as opposed to a hospital. The doc wanted to do it there, rather than in her office because of the size.

Best of Luck!


Old 02-12-2008, 11:56 AM   #3
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Re: What Kind of Doctor Removes Lipomas

a general surgeon will do this. you may also check with a dermatologist but for sure a surgeon. your primary care Dr should be able to give you a good referral.

Old 03-02-2008, 06:55 AM   #4
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Re: What Kind of Doctor Removes Lipomas

An ENT (ears nose and throat Dr) took out five of my daughters lymph nodes in her neck. miss Lou

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