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Will Medicare pay for removal of excess sink after weight loss surgery? Who will do it?

Question by Lisa E: Will Medicare pay for removal of excess sink after weight loss surgery? Who will do it?
I had gastric bypass in 2003. Since I have lost over 250 pounds, as the result I have alot of excess sink in the abdominal area. This causes sores. And truly is not easy to keep clean. Continually smells bad. What can I do to get help? Money is tight. So I have a problem paying. I have medicare. How or who can help?

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Answer by Gracie
You’ve got too many sinks?

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4 Responses to Will Medicare pay for removal of excess sink after weight loss surgery? Who will do it?

  1. Saucy says:

    If you can get a medical reason this needs to be done, they may cover some… They will most likely see it as cosmetic unless you get a physician and surgeon to say that it is medically required. You need to call your physician and find this out. Then call whoever did your bariatric surgery and ask them about the skin removal surgery.

  2. Diane Y says:

    I was told that if you have documented proof of the infections from your doctor and you go to a plastic surgeon, he will work with Medicare for your excess skin problem. I have Medicare and that is what we were told in our Weight Loss Support Group by a Plastic Surgeon. Good Luck! Congratulations on your weight loss.

  3. christie shewmaker says:

    Will medicare cover excess skin removal surguery

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