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About shart4

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  • Birthday 12/14/1964
I am a 44 year old female with a BMI of 37.  I started nutrition/dr. visits in January and finished in April.  Met with surgeon and had EGD test that month.  Drs office filed first request and first appeal.  Insurance said my sleep apnea wasn't severe enough to be a co-morbity.  I then had another sleep study since it had been 20lbs and 4 years ago.  Obesity Law filed the second appeal with the new sleep study which was significantly worse.  I was approved within 3 days after they filed the second appeal.  Thanks to my doctor's staff and Obesity Law and Advocacy Center! 

Age: 52
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 223 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 183 lbs
Goal Weight: 135 lbs
Weight Lost: 40 lbs
BMI: 31.4
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/04/2009
Surgery Date: 08/27/2009
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Approval
shart4's Bariatric Surgeon
Houston, Texas 77090