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hey guys! I have my (pre op) surgeon visit on 4/28.

I was wondering if anyone could tell me what to expect.

Im paying everything out of pocket so no requirements for ins. I was told the next step is surgery. :cool2:

But what do i expect on the 28th... HELP!!:thumbup:

thanks in advance! :)

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I had my surgery 4/8 and I had to go through a 6 month pre-requisite for insurance. My doctor did not have any pre-requisites, but due to having a high BMI and worried about my liver being to fat, I did start drinking more Water. All went smooth with my surgery other than I had a difficult time coming out of the anesthesia. The day of surgery was a whirlwind of emotion, but never once did I second guess my decision. If there is anything I can do to help just message me or email me. Good Luck on your journey!!

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My doctor mostly talked about possible, but rare complications with the sugery and with the band. Then they gave me my two week Optifast shakes. That was pretty much it.

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If you're going directly through your surgeon there's usually less pre-op testing done than what you may have done trying to qualify for insurance or approval or getting your PCP referal. I am also self pay and the process for me was 2 weeks from initial seminar/consultation to surgery. At the pre-op appt I had my blood drawn, vitals taken, weighed & measured, nutritionist & psych eval & finally a talk with the surgeon. When all was done that same day I started the pre op liquid diet & showed proof of funds for payment. Much simpler than the insurance process! (Btw see if you are getting the best package for your $! Having your fee also give you a year of follow up visits & fills. And I hear some practices even have revision insurance if god forbid there was any complications!) Best of luck!

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awesome!

yes I am going through True Results and by using them i will have a whole yr of follow ups nd fills and hv access to support groups.

Im excited about that! :thumbup:

I really dont know why im so nervous. :)

I have already started buying shakes. lol... just because I know that, that is all I will be drinking for a while. And i need to stock up. my bday is coming up on Friday and thats what i have asked for (for gifts).

shakes, Shakes, Shakes!

my doc doesnt require and psych eval or a sleep test...

I received a call from the sleep center and i think they scared me into thinking I needed one because I was fat.:thumbup:

i had kidney stones removed a broken ankle I had to get repaired and they never required a sleep test before surgery. :glare:

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I didn't have to do a sleep test but it seems like a lot of people do. I don't understand why they make you do a sleep study and want to put people on CPap and Bipap machines when losing the weight usually helps in the long run.

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