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About lynh564

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  • Birthday 05/06/1964
I became interested in LAP-BAND®®® surgery about 3 years ago but my insurance didn't cover it - I worked for a health system that had bariatric surgery. Last Fall, I saw a commercial for the Realize band. I decided to start looking into again. I found out that my husband's insurance (Feb BCBS) would cover it.
I went to my first seminar in Sept 2009. I followed through with another seminar for another surgeon and started doing my homework. I finally submitted by initial paper work to the first surgeon. I received my letter from the surgeon in December telling what clearances I would need to get and submit.
I started making appointments but because of my work travel schedule, I didn't have my appointments until after Jan 15th. I completed all the appointments and have spent the last three weeks waiting on the letters to come so that I could submit my package to the surgeon. I finally was able to submit the package on 2/17/2010.  My package was reviewed by two surgeons and submitted to insurance on 03/03/2010.  I found out I was approved on 03/04/2010.  On 03/08/2010, I received my surgery date.  Surgery is scheduled for 04/05/2010.

Age: 58
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 256 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 186 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Weight Lost: 70 lbs
BMI: 30
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 03/18/2010
Surgery Date: 04/06/2010
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
lynh564's Bariatric Surgeon
Peachtree Surgical And Bariatrics
315 Boulevard NE
Suite 332
Altanta, Georgia 30312

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