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

Doctor Answers 2


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. 

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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