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keltshan
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I had a rouxeny gastric bypass for obesity in Mexico, is this deductible?

I had been on dr prescribed weight loss with local physician
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IsabellaG
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I had a rouxeny gastric bypass for obesity in Mexico, is this deductible?

Yes, as long as the procedure would have been legal if performed in the USA, and if it was a medical procedure to alleviate or prevent a physical or mental defect or illness, and not elective cosmetic surgery. See IRS Publication 502 for more information.

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IsabellaG
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I had a rouxeny gastric bypass for obesity in Mexico, is this deductible?

Yes, as long as the procedure would have been legal if performed in the USA, and if it was a medical procedure to alleviate or prevent a physical or mental defect or illness, and not elective cosmetic surgery. See IRS Publication 502 for more information.

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