Has anyone had a femoral / femoral bypass

Posted by JudyHooper @judyhooper, Jun 9, 2016

Looks like I am in bad shape kidney are crashing blockage all over even my heart they say is not good ?? & 100 % block Aorta all 5 stents in my legs are blocked I so need a top rated hospital & Doctor to feel secure about getting operate on . My time is short just hoping & Praying for the right place to go …..Still searching :(.

@colleenyoung

Definitely a tough decision @judyhooper, and one that deserves careful research and consideration. Of course, because I work for Mayo Clinic, you can imagine that I will present information about Mayo. However, should anyone have experiences from other institutions, they should feel free to express them on this forum. We believe that you should get the care you deserve where you chose to get it.

Here is some information about the rankings and expertise of the Mayo Cardiology Department http://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/cardiovascular-diseases/sections/expertise-ranking/orc-20122388 You may also appreciate these videos and patient stories about their experience at Mayo http://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/cardiovascular-diseases/sections/mayo-clinic-experience-patient-stories/orc-20122567

Good luck with your appointment tomorrow with your doctor. I agree that asking him for a referral and his recommendations is a good place to start. @barbararickard posted something similar a little while back. She and her cardiologist are managing her condition (HOCM) with medication at the moment, but when the time comes for surgery her cardiologist recommends a referral to Mayo Clinic https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hello-i-was-diagnosed-with-hocm-last-year-i-have-been-told/?pg=1#post-219151

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Thank you hun I look not sure why this doc here said they do not cover but gonna call them now You are so helpful for me thank you Not giving up they are my last resort !!!!

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@judyhooper

he also said mayo will not accept my insurance which is medicare and medicaid

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well call the only accept the one for I live in a different state they do not accept my other it only covers my state

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@colleenyoung

Good morning Judy. How did you sleep last night?
Like others have said in this discussion, you can contact Mayo Clinic about your insurance concerns and questions. Here’s a page that provides quite a bit of information as well as contact numbers, an online form and more http://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide/billing-insurance/insurance

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Hi hun they only accept one of my insurance not the other which is only for illinois I would have to pay out of the pocket for the rest 🙁 Do not have any cash to do it 🙁

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