Thursday, January 2, 2003

Am i a good candidate for gastric bypass and coverage?

im 20 years old, i weigh about 340 and i am 5'11". i have been trying for the past couple years with diet after diet and even tried weight loss pills. i am very active for my size and i dont really eat as much as people think based on steretypes. ive just always gained weight it seems. i am looking to gastric bypass for the change i desire and want to know if i would be an acceptable candidate. i also want to know if it would be covered by my health insurance. any answers are appreciated.

Answer on Am i a good candidate for gastric bypass and coverage?

Have you discussed this with your doctor? Have your throid checked first. You might have an underactive throid that's causing you to gain the weight. It depends on what kind of health plan you have. They might accept it as long as it's for medical reason.
You really should discuss it with your doctor first you might save yourself the ordeal of surgery if it can be taken care of with medicines because of your throid.