Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: ll908-ga
List Price: $4.00
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?
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 http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/medicaid/ldss.htm Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare contact (412) 565-2146 for information about cash assistance and medical assistance http://www.carnegielibrary.org/subject/socserv/welfare.html 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. http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/dhsmed.html 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: https://www1.fni-stl.com/cgi-bin/pfsnet.pl?form 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. http://www.obesityhelp.com/morbidobesity/home.phtml NEW YORK: 28 NY Surgeons and their statistics: http://www.obesityhelp.com/morbidobesity/stateboards.phtml?#NY 26 Bariatric Hospitals in New York http://www.obesityhelp.com/morbidobesity/list-hospitals.phtml?State=NY PENNSYLVANIA: 13 PA Surgeons and their statistics: http://www.obesityhelp.com/morbidobesity/showdocs.phtml?State=PA 28 Bariatric Hospitals in Pennsylvania http://www.obesityhelp.com/morbidobesity/list-hospitals.phtml?State=PA NEW JERSEY: 13 Bariatric Surgeons in New Jersey http://www.obesityhelp.com/morbidobesity/showdocs.phtml?State=NJ 16 Bariatric Hospitals in New Jersey http://www.obesityhelp.com/morbidobesity/list-hospitals.phtml?State=NJ Additional Websites that may interest you: For peer support and resources for Morbid Obesity and Bariatric Society: Association for Morbid Obesity Support http://www.obesityhelp.com/morbidobesity/ Check this site to see if you are the right candidate for Lap-Band Surgery http://www.obesitylapbandsurgery.com/formmain.html Search Terms Used: http://directory.google.com/Top/Health/Medicine/Surgery/General/Obesity_Surgery/ Morbid Obesity Surgery East Coast PFS Financing I hope this helps! Good Luck! Penguin
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