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I am new as well with this app. I love reading everyone's stories. It's nice to know that I'm not going through this alone! Keep the post's coming

Welcome aboard. When is your surgery date. Mine is April 23rd. I have learned so much from this forum. Good luck on your journey.

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I had been working with a regular doctor for my physical visits for 5 years. do to u have a regular dr so that they can write a letter of recommendation. That's how my insurance worked. Maybe a good idea to have one

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For someone who's about 5'3" 5'4" and 250lbs not many health issue's.. do you think it would be better to get the band,bypass, or sleeve? I haven't gotten approval from my insurance yet. Im worried there gonna say I've lost to much weight in the past year on my own through the nutrition and therapy.

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i hAd the band 3 yrs ago. i now have the bypass. i dont recommend the band. it can easily stretch and make it hard to restrict. i kive the gastric cuz its always restricting. snd ive lost 30lbs in 3 weeks. i bever saw results like tgmhat wirh the band. my insurance actually stopped approving the band cuz too many people switched to rny.

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Same here I had the band removed due a port infection & band erosion. I am in the process of having a revision to rny. I am nervous!!

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Same here I had the band removed due a port infection & band erosion. I am in the process of having a revision to rny. I am nervous!!

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Did your insurance cover you?

I am in the process- waiting to see if I will be approved BUT I assumed I would get my band removed and the bypass done at the same time, is that not the case???:(

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yes u get the band and port removed at the same time you get rny.

rny 4/6/12 <br />hw 255/cw 222/ gw 140

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yes u get the band and port removed at the same time you get rny.

rny 4/6/12 <br />hw 255/cw 222/ gw 140

Thank you!! For a minute I thought I'd have to go through two different surgeries which if that's the way it'd have to be, I'd still do it :)

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lol nope its just one surgery :)

rny 4/6/12 <br />hw 255/cw 219/ gw 140

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Hello... this group is awesome :) look around & someone will have the answer for you. I think a lot of us like my self can't respond right away because.

We work or some of us like me are housewife & have kids to take care. Some are in different state.

I'm always around I have more time to hang around Lolz... My kids are all in school. One till 11:30am then I get busy Lolz... Then I'm off & off. If it wasn't for my itouch I would hardly been on here.

Also YouTube is helpful. You see people before & after real stories & helpful information.

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Did your insurance cover you?

I am in the process- waiting to see if I will be approved BUT I assumed I would get my band removed and the bypass done at the same time' date=' is that not the case???<img src='http://www.bariatricpal.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />[/quote']

Hi, yes the insurance covered it. I didn't have any trouble with it.

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