This patient support community is for discussions relating to urology issues, benign prostate disease, penis curvature, cystisis, pediatric urology, prostate, sexual dysfunction and urological cancers.
I am being told that a bladder sling is not covered by insurance. I have a real good insurance plan, and when I had a tubal ligation done 2yrs ago it covered the entire process. My neighbor says she had one done and insurance does cover it. I think the doctor I went to didn't want to do the surgery, do I try another doctor?
Right now there is alot of controversy regarding the "sling". Maybe thats why he/she is reluctant.
You didn't mention your age and if you have had given any vaginal births. Are you dealing with incontinence? How bad is it?
I had a lift done when I was 29...the worst thing I could have EVER done. Now...27 years later...my bladder is a mess. I need all sorts of surgery now, even without a sling...just a lift and tuck. I now have adhesions, prolapsed baldder and colon...a mess.
To know if your insurance will cover such a surgery...call them and ask. But I would NOT recommend the surgery...at all. There are excersizes that can help alot. Also, if you drink caffiene...that is NOT good for the bladder. Lots of water and bladder training should be tried before any surgery! Its a major surgery and once done, there is no reversal. Please research the pro's and con's of this as thoroughly as possible.
Much luck to you btammy.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.