Gastric Bypass - Pre-existing Condition for Insurance?

If I get gastric bypass (self-pay) is it considered a pre-existing condition for the rest of my life, or will it affect health insurance in any way?

Doctor Answers (2)

Gastric bypass and pre-existing condition

+2

Obama's new healthcare plan prevents insurance companies from excluding pre-existing conditions.  It should not affect your ability to get insurance because you will actually become healthier after weight loss surgery and decrease your chances of developing many medical problems.


Long Island Bariatric Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Gastric Bypass - Pre-existing Condition for Insurance?

+1

After a year it should be a non issue. Best to check with your health insurance carrier not us docs over the internet. We do not work for the insurance companies. From MIAMI 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.