I Need to Have Gastric Bypass Surgery, Medicare Only Pays About 1500.00 of the 6000.00 Surgeons Fee?

I want to have gastric bypass surgery, are there any medigap/supplimental insurance companies that will cover the excess surgeon fees that medicare wont cover?

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Medicare coverage of gastric bypass surgery

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Medicare should cover the full cost of gastric bypass surgery if you are operated on at a Center of Excellence Hospital and the surgeon participates with medicare.  I suggest you find a surgeon that meets these criteria and then you will not have to pay that much money.  Good luck.

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