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Q: Obesity Surgery ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Obesity Surgery
Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: ll908-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 25 Apr 2002 09:07 PDT
Expires: 25 May 2002 09:07 PDT
Question ID: 5136
Are there any hospitals in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania area
that would be willing to do obesity surgery (by a board-certified
surgeon)for someone that is severely overweight (400 lbs) and whose
life is in danger but does not have insurance or much money or a job
and cannot pay?

Request for Question Clarification by missy-ga on 25 Apr 2002 10:58 PDT
Which of the three states do you live in?  You may qualify for
Medicaid in that state.
Subject: Re: Obesity Surgery
Answered By: penguin-ga on 25 Apr 2002 17:30 PDT
Hi ll908!

MediCade may finance your surgery. Here is a list of links to Social
Services that will help you qualify.

New York State  Department of Health

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare 
contact (412) 565-2146 for information about cash assistance and 
medical assistance

To be eligible for New Jersey Medicaid, a person must meet these
general requirements:
Resident of New Jersey 
U.S. Citizen or qualified alien 
Meet specific standards for financial income and resources 
Check their website to validate your acceptance.

You can apply for 100% financing for your procedure from Personal
Finance Solutions, Inc. (PFS).  They also offer financing for your
travel and hotel expenses. For an immediate telephone application,
call toll-free 888.737.3679 or you can apply on-line:

Below are the surgeons and hospitals in New York, Pennsylvania, and
New Jersey who specialize in Bariatric Surgery courtesy of The
Association for Morbid Obesity Support.


28 NY Surgeons and their statistics:

26 Bariatric Hospitals in New York


13 PA Surgeons and their statistics:

28 Bariatric Hospitals in Pennsylvania


13 Bariatric Surgeons in New Jersey

16 Bariatric Hospitals in New Jersey

Additional Websites that may interest you: 

For peer support and resources for Morbid Obesity and Bariatric
Association for Morbid Obesity Support

Check this site to see if you are the right candidate for Lap-Band

Search Terms Used:
Morbid Obesity Surgery “East Coast”
PFS Financing
I hope this helps! Good Luck!

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