A.Eating Disorders Expert
From this year (2010), Discovery has actually provided cover for bariatric surgery. To my knowledge they covber 70% of the cost, making you responsible for the balance. You will likely need to see a multidisciplinary team and be thoroughly assessed and motivated for on a number of medical and psych fronts. I suggest that you give our programme coordinator at Chrysalis Clinic a call as she will be able to offer you some free advice on your medical aid cover and answer any other questions you have. You are not obliged to use Chrysalis, but it is one of a very few Centres of Excellence, meaning that it fulfills certain criteria and high standards of treatment. Gill Gibson can be contacted on (021) 674 3309 or 083 448 7115. You can also go to the website on chrysalisclinic.co.za. Good luck.
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