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  1. Hi everyone! I'd like to get the gastric sleeve, I have Medicaid and I know it covers it. I told my primary a few months back that I want to discuss weight loss surgery and she immediately brushed it off and said I wont qualify. I'm 5'3 and my BMI has been above 35 for the past 4 years. I've tried phentermine and now my EKG's are messed up so I dont want to go back on that. I have fatty liver, but my primary has never checked me for diabetes, my cholesterol hasn't been checked for about two years, haven't had a sleep study despite me telling her I've been very fatigued lately; so it's frustrating that she would just brush me off like that. I called my insurance and they basically just said I have to have my Dr send in the letter, but to at least try with the fatty liver. I now have an appt with my primary next Monday to go over this (unfortunately not a lot of Drs take Medicaid so I cant change my Dr). However, I don't know where to start, do I get all the tests and sleep study and do the six months of supervised weight loss first, or do I have my Dr send the letter to start the process, then do all of that? Or do I just go see a weight loss surgeon and go from there? Currently my BMI is right at 40, so I want to see if I have any problems in case my BMI goes back down a little over the next 6 months, also because the insurance representatives that I've spoken to don't sound too sure of fatty liver qualifying. Any help or advise would be great. Thank you!
  2. Doinmything

    Where to start?

    Perfect, thank you so much!