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About Karenlrn

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  • Birthday 05/08/1962

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My name is Karen. I'm waiting for insurance to approve or deny my gastric sleeve surgery. I've been going to Dr Saurabh for 6 months. If I get insurance approval I will be going on a pre-op diet for 2 weeks to shrink my liver before surgery. I'm a RN and the hospital I work at just started this bariatric surgery program 6 months ago. It takes 6 months of visits to get to the insurance approval stage. They told me today I'm going to be the first surgery if I'm approved. 

Age: 60
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 242 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 224 lbs
Current Weight: 158 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Weight Lost: 84 lbs
BMI: 26.3
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 06/30/2014
Surgery Date: 12/29/2014
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval

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