Medicare Coverage for Bariatric Surgery
Question: If a person is diabetic, high blood pressure and all that goes with those two, like obese yet can’t get their weight down and it becomes a life or death situation, would they qualify for any of the surgeries for weight loss through Medicare?
Answer: Bariatric Surgery (weight loss surgery) is covered by Medicare under the conditions you are describing so long as your BMI (Body Mass Index) is greater than 35. The procedure must be performed at a CMS approved facility and there are several in Texas. Here is a link to search for approved facilities: https://www.cms.gov/MedicareApprovedFacilitie/BSF/list.asp . You can sort the list by state.
I recommend you find a facility nearest you and contact them.