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I'm a diabetic and overweight and still waiting...I'm not sure how long a person as to wait for a surgery i'm 5``3 and weigh 240 pound i have insulin and medications i have to take and can't walk or stand more than 15 minutes i am tired of waiting but maybe if i had a clue on how long it takes i wouldn't be so discouraged....

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I'm not sure how long a person as to wait for a sugery i'm 5``3 and weight 240pound i have insuline and medications i have to take and can't walk or stand more then 15 minutes i am tired of waiting but maybe if i had a clue on how long it takes i wouldn't be so discouraged....

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Have you attending a WLS seminar and had a consultation with a surgeon? Usually people have to attend nutrition classes, complete a psychiatric evaluation, have medical tests (blood work, ultrasound, sleep study) before insurance approves them for surgery. Your insurance should be able to tell you what requirements they have.

Good luck on your weight loss journey!

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My surgeon schedules 2-3 weeks out from insurance approval date. However, insurance approval is a bit of a hurdle. I would call your insurance company and see what your requirements are. I had to have 6 months of physician supervised diet, among other things.

Here's what my doctor says is step one:

Step 1: Verify Your Benefits.Phone the member services number on your insurance card to verify if you have bariatric surgery coverage. The primary diagnosis code is 278.01 (morbid obesity) and the related surgery codes are listed below:

43644 – Gastric Bypass
43770 – Adjustable Gastric Banding
43775 – Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG)
43845 – Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
43860 – Revision

Hope that helps!

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