Lap Band removal. How can I get covered?
Doctor Answers 2
The first step is a full deflate of your band. An esophogram should also be done. You probably have a hiatal hernia which is contributing to your problems. Reflux refractory to medical management in the setting of a hiatus hernia may be covered by insurance.
Lap Band fill/unfill vs removal
If the insurance does not cover your lap band removal, the option for you is to remove the fill on your band and with this the symptoms should improve, about your silent heartburn is correct and this will be a temporary measure for you while you can get the lap band removal. For this I understand it will be a little hard to find a insurance that covers you this kind of surgery in case they did not covered the first surgery.
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