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I am new here but I am about 2 weeks shy of my 1 year anniversary of VSG and I am soooo glad I had the surgery. I have lost about 115 lbs so far could not be more pleased. :thumbup:

My husband would like to have the surgery as well but he is losing just by me having had the surgery and changing the way we cook and eat.

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Hooray! Congratulations :thumbup1: xx

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It's alway nice to hear from those who have reached the one year mark! I'm curious though......why did you decide to join us after so much time on your journey?

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I would love to hear how you are doing now, how much you lost, and if you are still losing or at maintenance?

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i AM NEW HERE AS OF TONIGHT.. MY band FAILED, AND i REGAINED ALL MY WEIGHT. the DOCTOR HAD HIS STUDENT ESCORT ME OUT OF THE OFFICE BECAUSE HE WAS DISSAPOINTED AT MY WEIGHT GAIN.. WHAT ABOUT ME? LIKE I WASN;T DISSAPOINTED! COME BACK WHEN YOU CAN LOOSE SOME WEIGHT, AND SHOW SOME CONTROLL. HE PUT 2 CC'S IN A 4 CC BAND AND IT BLEW. THIS WAS AT HENRY FORD'S IN DETROIT.

SO NOW I AM UP NORTH, AND WANT TO FIND OUT IF ANY OF YOU KNOW OF A GOOD SURGEON IN THE GRAYLING AREA??? PLEASE GET BACK TO ME, I NEED TO HAVE THIS TAKEN OUT, AND GO WITH THE SLEEVE.

I JUST FOUND OUT MEDICAIRE PAYS FOR IT... I HOPE THAT'S WRIGHT.. SOMEONE PLEASE GET BACK WITH NAMES, ADDRESS, NUMBERS.

THANKS, SHIRLEY.

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Congratulations Catgirl!! 115 pounds! wow! :D And it's great that your husband is losing weight too :) I'd love to hear your story if you have time sometime :)

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Wow! Awesome! Congrats :)

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i AM NEW HERE AS OF TONIGHT.. MY band FAILED, AND i REGAINED ALL MY WEIGHT. the DOCTOR HAD HIS STUDENT ESCORT ME OUT OF THE OFFICE BECAUSE HE WAS DISSAPOINTED AT MY WEIGHT GAIN.. WHAT ABOUT ME? LIKE I WASN;T DISSAPOINTED! COME BACK WHEN YOU CAN LOOSE SOME WEIGHT, AND SHOW SOME CONTROLL. HE PUT 2 CC'S IN A 4 CC BAND AND IT BLEW. THIS WAS AT HENRY FORD'S IN DETROIT.

SO NOW I AM UP NORTH, AND WANT TO FIND OUT IF ANY OF YOU KNOW OF A GOOD SURGEON IN THE GRAYLING AREA??? PLEASE GET BACK TO ME, I NEED TO HAVE THIS TAKEN OUT, AND GO WITH THE SLEEVE.

I JUST FOUND OUT MEDICAIRE PAYS FOR IT... I HOPE THAT'S WRIGHT.. SOMEONE PLEASE GET BACK WITH NAMES, ADDRESS, NUMBERS.

THANKS, SHIRLEY.

Hi Shirley - I have a friend who was 'banded' on Oct. 18th in Texas. She's had problems and had to have her port removed. She is hoping Medicare will pay for the sleeve. Did you find out if they will for sure? I told her about this post....hopefully I can follow up with some good news "for sure". :)

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I called Medicare, and they said 6 months of going to Doctors, and trying to take weight off "RECORDED BY YOU! SO GET A COPY EVERY MONTH THAT YOU ARE WEIGHED"

By-Pass, Lap Band, and Sleeve are now covered,, That's what I have been told.

I will be checking with my surgeon probably in January, and I will know what;s covered for sure.

Ther is someone on here that posted it, that's how I found out.. Also you need the code.

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To whom it may concern (those who are waiting for that big answer).... for the sleeve :rolleyes:...I've been calling medicare since march 2010...I called again in June 2010....I just called today and I was told that the CPT CODE 43775 (which is the VSG)

IS COVERED :teeth_smile:::cheer2::::cheer2::dance:::dance:.

It covers the VSG if you can prove you have not been successful at other

weight loss attempts, BMI 35 (or above), and you have 1 obesity related

illness such as hypertension or diabetes.

I know people who've had both the lapband, and gastric bypass, and while most have lost weight, some have lost weight PLUS they're dealing with complications.

One gal I know with gastric bypass has lost the weight and kept it off for more than 12 years, but she is constantly sick. Her Iron levels are bottoming out all the time, she needs transfusions, her Vitamin and mineral levels are all critically low and she has been hospitalized several times. Most, if not all of these problems could be remedied if only she took her supplements as she is supposed to. You might say, " Well, Simone, all you'd have to do it take your supplements." But that's just it. I wouldn't take my supplements. I know me. I barely take my one-a day chewable now. With gastric bypass you can't just take a flintstone and be done with it. You have to adhere to a regimented AROUND THE CLOCK supplement schedule. That's not for me.

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