Daniel Farkas, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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1650 Selwyn Ave, #4E Bronx, NY 10457


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As of January 1st, 2010 there are new restrictions placed by the state on where medicaid patients can have bariatric surgery. Please see this document for more information.

As stated in the above document, the following restrictions are in place.

Patients with straight Medicaid can only have their surgery in 5 hospitals in New York City:

  • Harlem Hospital
  • St. Luke's Roosevelt
  • Brookdale Medical Center
  • Lutheran Medical Center
  • Montefiore Medical Center

Those patients that have Managed Medicaid (Medicaid HMO's, such as Healthfirst, Affinity, Fidelis, etc.) have more options but are still limited to certain hospitals. An updated list of hospitals in New York State can be seen here.

(Patients with Medicare are subject to the same restrictions as those with Managed Medicaid.)

Please note that this decision has not been made by Dr. Farkas or Bronx Lebanon. This is a New York State Dept of Health decision. For more questions, please contact Michael Lindsey at the Department of Health at (518) 486-9012.

If you do not agree with this decision to limit access to medicaid patients getting weight loss surgery, please feel free to let your state representatives know. The state representatives in the Bronx-Lebanon surrounding area are:







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