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Old 11-16-2006, 11:15 AM   #1
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Question about cost of Lap Band or Gastric surgery

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to do when one's insurance denies coverage for either of these procedures. When a person, early 40's, is over 400 lbs. and has tried everything including hypnosis and Weight watcher's, etc.
Now she, (our daughter), has foot and knee problems and even had to quit her job due to the stress of walking to and from parking and the sitting during the day on a chair too small. So discouraging and she was ready to consider this and now is told it's not covered. Thanks

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Old 11-18-2006, 03:53 PM   #2
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Re: Question about cost of Lap Band or Gastric surgery

You go to a doctor who does nothing BUT gastric bypass surgeries, tell him and show him the pain and suffering and I bet HE will arrange it! Good luck!

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