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Tonight I'm going to my first seminar. I'm an excited is there anything I should bring with me today?

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Hi and welcome to the forum. Only thing I recommend is a pen and a pad of paper and prepare all your questions ahead of time. From what I remember at my seminar the Doc ran through the whole thing and did a Q&A thing at the end. He only answered general questions as it was not the time and place to address personal questions.

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Like He said, pen & paper. My seminars, I've gone to they gave me folder packets with all the info. But, you never know. Be prepared, there is alot of info. Good luck.

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Like He said, pen & paper. My seminars, I've gone to they gave me folder packets with all the info. But, you never know. Be prepared, there is alot of info. Good luck.

Oh yea,, I forgot I did get a folder full of information and the way the Center works. One of the questions I would definitely ask is whether or not they have a "program fee" they require you to pay out of pocket. I was told this was for materials and such that they couldn't bill the insurance for. I had to pay $400.

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One of the questions I would definitely ask is whether or not they have a "program fee" they require you to pay out of pocket. I was told this was for materials and such that they couldn't bill the insurance for. I had to pay $400.

That's a great question. My program required us to pay like $160 for various classes, lifetime membership to support group etc that isn't covered by insurance. I also got a lot of info about various bands that I didn't keep because I hadn't committed yet. Wish I had kept them now. (Working through my insurance hoops, hope to be banded in late sept early oct)

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I to am jumping through hippies with insurance and I'm shooting fort october november

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Good Luck with insurance hangups. On the seminar I asked about present medical pills I'm taking and my surgeon told me the day of surgery to take my medical pills only, not vitamins/minerals with some Water. I only have to stop eating the day before surgery, but I'm going to just do Protein Shakes 10 days before surgery. I've lost 21 pounds so far and I was required to lose 12 pounds.

My band date is Aug. 6 at 1:30pm.

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At the seminar I attended, we were allowed to make consult appointments with the Doc afterwards. My insurance requires the 6 months of supervised weight loss, so I am begining that process now. Congratulations on getting started!

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I went for my free seminar this morning. Found out my ins. Will pay up to 80%, BUT because I don't have sleep ap, high bp, or diabetes they won't pay anything. I was so upset. But, I'm gonna call my ins. Monday morn & talk to someone personally. Wish me luck!

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I went for my free seminar this morning. Found out my ins. Will pay up to 80%, BUT because I don't have sleep ap, high bp, or diabetes they won't pay anything. I was so upset. But, I'm gonna call my ins. Monday morn & talk to someone personally. Wish me luck!

Don't give up...appeal, appeal and appeal. When you call them make sure to ask for the bariatric coverage in writing. Some times over the phone they will just say "oh we don't cover that". It happened to me and sure enough it was covered as long as certain criteria is met.

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I went for my free seminar this morning. Found out my ins. Will pay up to 80%, BUT because I don't have sleep ap, high bp, or diabetes they won't pay anything. I was so upset. But, I'm gonna call my ins. Monday morn & talk to someone personally. Wish me luck!

Don't give up! I wish you luck with your insurance.

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