Panniculectomy Surgery in Wilmington, NC
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Not the most common surgical procedure, but an effective one nonetheless. With this surgery, the focus is on removing the ‘pooch’ in your lower abdomen. Smaller areas can be removed under local anesthesia. Larger areas may require anesthesia. Excess skin is taken out, but there’s no muscle repair - which differs from a traditional abdominoplasty. As a result, the recovery time is far shorter for you.
The following documentation requirements are requested by all insurance companies to be considered as proof for medical necessity for a panniculectomy.
- If weight loss is due to gastric bypass surgery, you must be 18 months post-op from your surgery AND have maintained your weight for the past 6 months. (We will need a copy of the bariatric surgery operative note to send to your insurance company with the prior authorization request to document timeline)
- Must have effects on your daily life activities due to the pannus which you can describe.
- Have at least three months of clinical documentation where you have been treated for skin rashes due to the excess skin without cure of the rashes.
- The abdominal pannus must hang at least 3-4 inches past your pubic symphysis which we will document with photographs at your consultation.
In order to submit a prior authorization request to your insurance company, we would need all of the above-mentioned documentation in the office before the submission of the request.
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Thank you Dr. Church, Midge, Glenda, and staff for all you’ve done for me.
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The best office and bedside manners I have ever experienced in all my years. I was in a major car accident and with what I was dealing with he and his staff help me forget and have a little peace each time I had an appointment ❣
I also want to say Midge and Jillian were the best assistants ever. They both were 2 of the sweetest ladies ever. Actually the first surgery I had I was so worried I asked Midge would she please go help him with my surgery. She said yes sweetheart I will be there with him, now I was asleep and don’t know if she was or not but just thinking she was there helped me out a lot. Oh and Dr Church plays some awesome music while in surgery or either I dreamed it.
Dr Church, Midge & Jillian you will always be my favorite.