I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you help..
Thats really interesting... I haven't heard of an insurance company only covering the sleve...but then again I did my main.
On the LapBand and Gastric Bypass..
IS power! Do lots of.
About the sleve...do not just settle.... I was gung ho about the band then I did more.
And realized the gastric was the best choice for me and my life style.....
What I have reasd about the sleve is that some people get the gastric sleve done then about 1-2 years later get the gastric bypass..
Whatever you end up getting done I WISH YOU THE BEST!!!!..
Thanks.......I don't know if you read my earlier post....I wanted the gastric bypass....but the surgeons want to take out my stomach because they found 20+ polyps.....surprise......
My insurance covers lapband and gastric bypass at 40 bmi, but sleeve you have to have 50.... maybe because it usually is part 1 of 2 part.
At this point either one is okay with me, as long as the stomach is gone......
Wow... what a BCBS rollercoaster. I have never heard of taking out the stomach during bypass. But every case is different and in your case they will definately want to get rid of the polyps. Hopefully all will work out and you will get the.
You need. Glad to hear your evaluations went great. Getting closer... Now we definately have.
Dates close together.... 13th & 15th..... Look out Christiana Hospital! Here we come! LOL.
Good luck and keep us posted,.
It is definitely a process, but one that you will not regret. You go girl!!!..
Thats called a vertical gastrectomy (spelling?) with duodenal switch. They take out part of your stomach and I believe they bypass alot more intestine that the RNY..
Sure someone way smarter than I am can give you better info lol..
Cogratulations on getting your approval...maybe as it gets closer you will get the one you want..
It is a biliopancreatic with duodenal switch and yes they take 90% of your stomach out and they bypass most of your intestines for great malabsorbtion. This is the sugery that I am having. It is mostly done in cases where the patient has excessive BMI's mine is like 87 or something. It is definitely more drastic but you can eat slightly more in the long run because you don't have as small a stomach as a pouch and the malabsorbtion helps with the extra calories. It has a greater risk of malnutrition and vitamin defieciency. I will have to eat 120 grams of protein a day and take 8 vitamins plus more stuff probably...
Congratulations on your date, that is awesome. My insurance company was a nightmare to deal with, BUT they finally decided that I bugged them enough to get it done...My.
Was Aug. 24th of this year. Hang in there, things could change day to day I found....again Congratulations and Best of Luck to you!!.