When does insurance cover revision obesity surgery?

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For a patient to qualify for reimbursement, most insurance companies currently require:
  • Presence of a medical complication of the initial surgery
  • BMI over 35 with a complicating health condition, notwithstanding the
          50% excess weight loss
  • BMI over 40, notwithstanding the 50% excess weight loss
For sclerotherapy, any individual who did not lose 50% of excess or regained 15% of what they lost can be usually considered for reimbursement.

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