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International Forum => Canada => Topic started by: Grandpa Bambu on December 01, 2006, 12:16:42 AM

Title: Financial/Credit assistance for Gynecomastic Reduction Surgery....
Post by: Grandpa Bambu on December 01, 2006, 12:16:42 AM
I think it would be a great idea to pin these financing companies to the top of a thread so others who are considering surgery will have financing options brought to their attention without second guessing their ability to be able to do this surgery.

http://www.medicard.com/
http://www.creditmedical.com/
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for Gynecomastic surgery....
Post by: 1234567 on March 27, 2007, 01:11:18 AM
I don't suppose you know anything about the Canadian medicare program do you? I am utterly ignorant about these things.
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for Gynecomastic surgery....
Post by: Grandpa Bambu on April 03, 2007, 10:58:23 AM
What would you like to know dude?

GB
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for Gynecomastic surgery....
Post by: 1234567 on April 20, 2007, 05:03:30 PM
Literally everything. I don't know how it works, what kind of documentation I need, what kind of surgery it covers, etc. All I really know is that all Canadians get it and its free money for medical stuff.
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for Gynecomastic surgery....
Post by: Grandpa Bambu on May 25, 2007, 12:17:31 PM
All I really know is that all Canadians get it and its free money for medical stuff.

"Free money"  ???

Don't think so dude...  Canadians are taxed to death. Whenever we earn and whenever we spend, we are taxed... and heavily. Federal/Provincial Health Care is funded for the most part by Canadians via the taxes that we pay and therefore, is not 'Free' money.

What country do you live?

GB
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for Gynecomastic surgery....
Post by: Angel_of_Death on March 25, 2008, 02:14:05 AM
Just got approved with medicard for the total cost of the surgery. The initial amount of the surgery is for 2750$, which in a 1 year, monthly term payment with interest will amount to nearly 3200$.

Certainly a good alternative for someone like me who was running out of options. I already have my surgery booked for the 23rd of April. And was declined a limit upgrade on my credit card. It's such a relief knowing money isn't an issue anymore. 
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for GRS....
Post by: Grandpa Bambu on March 29, 2008, 11:29:31 PM
That's awesome dude!

All the best on surgery day...  ;)

GB
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for GRS....
Post by: Traicy on April 15, 2008, 12:41:58 PM
Doesn't our provincial health card cover the costs of these surgeries?
I live in Fredericton NB
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for GRS....
Post by: Grandpa Bambu on April 18, 2008, 11:47:03 AM
Doesn't our provincial health card cover the costs of these surgeries?
I live in Fredericton NB

Provincial Health Care will pay for all except lipo. Lipo is a 'cosmetic' procedure and is not covered under any Health Care/Insurance plan. The patient pays for the lipo procedure.

GB
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for GRS....
Post by: mc88 on January 28, 2009, 10:12:46 PM
God Bless Canada. I know we still pay for it through taxes, but its not a direct hit to the wallet.
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for GRS....
Post by: Grandpa Bambu on February 09, 2009, 10:19:45 PM
Its not a direct hit to the wallet.

Yeah, that's the ticket!!!  ;)

GB
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for Gynecomastic Reduction Surgery....
Post by: Idlewild on May 04, 2010, 09:54:26 PM
A secretary for a plastic surgeon here in Montreal Quebec informed me that the procedure for gynecomastia was only covered if you were 18 or under. I'm guessing that if you are over that age than the medical necessary part really comes into play. Either that or your doctor writing it up as a different procedure (ex. bilateral breast biopsy). Make sure they know that it affects your life, speak to your doctors straight out, alot of them are caring and really look out for you. If you don't get a caring doctor, keep trying. It's a battle it seems but if you are like me you just can't afford that surgery, which to us IS necessary.
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for Gynecomastic Reduction Surgery....
Post by: Grandpa Bambu on May 06, 2010, 08:45:29 AM
It's a battle it seems but if you are like me you just can't afford that surgery, which to us IS necessary.

Unfortunately, insurance companies don't give a damn about our psychological welfare...  :-\

GB...
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for Gynecomastic Reduction Surgery....
Post by: Idlewild on June 25, 2011, 11:00:18 AM
Just an update,

I am now 6 months post surgery and completely satisfied my results. I was 20 at the time and was still able to have my surgery covered by the RAMQ, it did really affect me mentally and was from puberty, so I didn't cheat the system with pain or anything of the sort. The process is long though, I first set out to see my GP in November, 2009. He referred me to an endo, then I was referred to a plastic surgeon, and finally had my surgery scheduled for late December. I had a glandular excision + lipo, and she left the tail of the gland for nipple support, which from what I hear is the best way. That took about a year, and it comes down to couple thousand dollars vs. the waiting time.

Dr. Skamene (endo) and Dr. Pavlin (plastic surgeon) are two of the best doctors I have ever met, they are kind, they listen, and most of all they care. They are both in the kirkland/pointe-claire area and I would definitely recommend them to anyone in Montreal.

Best wishes!
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for Gynecomastic Reduction Surgery....
Post by: Grandpa Bambu on June 27, 2011, 07:30:02 AM
Idlewild,

Congrats on your surgery!!!  Good to hear that you are happy with your results.

Congrats on getting the procedure covered by RAMQ... IMO, all gyne surgeries should be covered by the health care system or personal insurance companies...

GB
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for Gynecomastic Reduction Surgery....
Post by: jazzer on May 05, 2012, 04:09:51 AM
A little late to the party, but my surgery was totally covered by Alberta Health. I had a bilateral mastectomy and free nipple graft. 
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for Gynecomastic Reduction Surgery....
Post by: Grandpa Bambu on May 05, 2012, 10:48:54 AM
A little late to the party, but my surgery was totally covered by Alberta Health. I had a bilateral mastectomy and free nipple graft. 

jazzer...

That's awesome that your surgery was totally covered...

When did you have surgery and are you happy with the results?

GB...
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for Gynecomastic Reduction Surgery....
Post by: jazzer on May 05, 2012, 04:36:16 PM
Hi GB. I had my surgery 3 weeks ago and I am elated. Results are better than expected. Other than a little scarring my chest looks great. And it's SO FLAT. I should have had this done years ago. I'm one happy camper.
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for Gynecomastic Reduction Surgery....
Post by: Grandpa Bambu on May 06, 2012, 10:27:36 AM
Hi GB. I had my surgery 3 weeks ago and I am elated. Results are better than expected.

FANTASTIC!!!  Glad to hear you are "Elated" with the results...

Welcome to 'The Other Side'!!!!

GB...
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for Gynecomastic Reduction Surgery....
Post by: Monkey83 on July 28, 2012, 12:54:40 PM
Spoke to a plastic surgeon who said there are exceptions under which provincial health care will cover the surgery, although they did not tell me what the exceptions are. Does any person here know what medical reasons I can claim to get the surgery covered?
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for Gynecomastic Reduction Surgery....
Post by: jazzer on September 28, 2012, 06:10:53 PM
Spoke to a plastic surgeon who said there are exceptions under which provincial health care will cover the surgery, although they did not tell me what the exceptions are. Does any person here know what medical reasons I can claim to get the surgery covered?

Psychological
Title: Re: Financial/Credit assistance for GRS....
Post by: lifeplay55 on August 29, 2013, 01:50:58 AM
Doesn't our provincial health card cover the costs of these surgeries?
I live in Fredericton NB

Provincial Health Care will pay for all except lipo. Lipo is a 'cosmetic' procedure and is not covered under any Health Care/Insurance plan. The patient pays for the lipo procedure.

GB


is this still the policy? i am trying to get an appointment set for a procedure to remove my own gyno hopefully in hospital and i have heard many people say that OHIP covers the gland removal but not lypo. Im fine with the free coverage only as i am a little chubby still, around 180-190 lbs. at age 20 and mind less a little fat on the breast to work off
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