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About mamaruss5

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  • Birthday 05/15/1957

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I decided in January that I would agressively try to get approved for the gastric sleeve surgery after living all my life overweight. I am considered a lightweight by the dietician at the hospital so I am worried I won't get approved even with high blood pressure and obstructive sleep apnea (WHO KNEW?). They are putting me through all the pre-op so I am hoping they are able to get the approval and I'm not spending all my money on co-pays for nothing. I had my first visit with the NP, dietician and PT on April 3, 2014. I am now scheduled May 9th for the EGD and Colonoscopy. I did my sleep study a couple weeks ago and got called back to come in for the second study with CPAP.I was very excited about that because I need a solid co-morbidity for the ins. co. I had gotten weighed in for my start weight about 2 weeks before my first appointment so started on their mandatory South Beach Diet and lost my 5% by my appt. Now I have to be careful not to lose too much more or ins. will give me a hard time even though it is their requirement to have to lose 5% before surgery. What a pickle!

Age: 63
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 215 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 145 lbs
Goal Weight: 135 lbs
Weight Lost: 70 lbs
BMI: 24.9
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/15/2014
Surgery Date: 06/17/2014
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
mamaruss5's Bariatric Surgeon
Kaleida Health Comprehensive Weight Loss Management Center
Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street D-3
Buffalo, New York 14215