Surgery costs

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toystory
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Surgery costs

Post by toystory » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:40 am

One of my friends is a Greek person with Russian wife. The wife needs to undergo bariatric surgery, it is an operation that helps you lose weight by making changes to your digestive system. Is this going to be covered by Kela or she has to pay for it herself?



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heretostay
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Re: Surgery costs

Post by heretostay » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:51 am

The criteria set to get this surgery with kela is very strict and it is almost impossible to meet their standards. I have a good Finnish friend that desperately needs the surgery and has been repeatedly denied.

nben
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Re: Surgery costs

Post by nben » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:49 pm

Try Estonia/ Tallinn, might be cheaper there. I know that abdominoplasty is about half the price in Finland.

I bring up a point here. One pays taxes, expects healthcare, some stupid cow/bull diagnoses and decides if a horses hoof needs trimming and shoeing! :evil: :twisted:

There's a reason I say remove taxes and replace with service fees. No service, no fees.

BTW, isn't the route GP > Gastroenterologist > Surgery? Where does Kela come in?


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