Are Post-Gastric Bypass Vitamins Covered By Insurance?

I'm pretty sure my provider will cover my bypass (BMI is 60) but I am worried about post-op costs. Do I need a prescription drug plan or are vitamins and supplements a part of the bypass coverage?

Doctor Answers 1

Costs of vitamins of gastric bypass

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Most patients after gastric bypass surgery only require a daily MVI and calcium supplements.  We perform blood tests every 3 years and prescribe other supplements as necessary.  These are usually not covered by most insurance plans but the costs are pretty low.  The monthly costs for the vitamins well sell is about $15.

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.