Ask the Doctor-How much will the insurance cover?

This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question.

Question: Hi, I am 19 years old and 13 months ago I had a benign lump removed from my right breast. Since then, my right breast has increased in size significantly but my left one has not. My left breast is a full size smaller than my right breast and I’m very self-conscious about it.

I want to get a procedure done that will even them out. I’m just having a hard time finding the right doctor to do it, and I’m unsure how much the insurance will cover. If you could help me with the insurance policies and what your surgeons could do for me, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much.

Answer:  Thanks for your question!

It is difficult to sort out exactly what is going on and what would need to be done based on your brief description, but we would be more than happy to see you in the office and evaluate your situation (medical and insurance).

While your insurance company may not be obligated to cover any treatment without the diagnosis of breast cancer, that does not automatically mean that they won’t.

Have a question about breast reconstruction or post-surgical you’d like answered from our surgical team? Just ask!