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Q: Does United Health Care cover Gastric Bypass Surgery? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Does United Health Care cover Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Category: Health
Asked by: primal5-ga
List Price: $7.50
Posted: 26 Jun 2006 19:02 PDT
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Question ID: 741309
Does United Health Care cover gastric bypass surgery, and if so are
there any special requirements or steps that should be taken.

Thank you
Subject: Re: Does United Health Care cover Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 26 Jun 2006 21:46 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
I couldn't find it on their site, however, I found it at another site.
There's different plans and different levels of coverage, but in
general, if you meet the criteria, UHC DOES cover gastric bypass

United Health Care


This is the FAQ page of St. Mark's Hospital. The Question is:

Will my insurance cover this procedure?
..."Insurances companies are slowly recognizing gastric bypass surgery
as a viable, long term option for weight control. As such, more and
more insurance companies are covering the procedure. Below is a list
of insurances that we have found that cover gastric bypass procedure.
There are thousands of insurance companies. If your particular
insurance company is not listed below, it does not necessarily mean
that it is not a covered benefit for your plan. Every insurance
company will have its own medical criteria you must meet before they
approve gastric bypass surgery:

United Health Care IS on the list.
primal5-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Very Helpful... thank you

Subject: Re: Does United Health Care cover Gastric Bypass Surgery?
From: heythere98-ga on 27 Jul 2006 16:05 PDT
I have UHC insurance and they DO NOT cover gastric bypass. I gave them
the procedure codes (just this afternoon) and I was told they do not
cover weight loss surgery.
Subject: Re: Does United Health Care cover Gastric Bypass Surgery?
From: purduepharmd-ga on 24 Aug 2006 20:06 PDT
All plans are different.  Each employer contracts for different levels
of service from respective insurance providers.  You also may
individually choose your level of plan depending on how much you want
to pay at time of enrollment.  You cannot make a blanket statement
about any insurance company for any service.

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