Will TriCare Cover a Panniculectomy?

i recently went to the doctor and i was told i have a hernia the size of a baseball...i have a pannus that causes me to get rashes and it feels like im carrying around a small tire on my waist...they took pictures of me to send to tricare..im just very anxious to know what to except from their response... please help me

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A panniculectomy will only remove the excess skin and fat that is forming the apron of skin, and won't do anything for anything above this. 

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Panniculectomy covered by insurance?

Insurance coverage is variable. each carrier has very specific criteria like documented rashes and open sores for a certain period of time, attempts at weight loss etc..

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