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I have all my hoops jumped thru ,and need to wait 5 wks just to see dietician and then liver diet and surgery.......sigh. I just want to do this already. I know good things come to those who wait right? How long has everyone else's whole process to get to surgery day taken?

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Oh my gosh, it felt like forever. Then suddenly I had a surgery date 2 weeks away! They do stuff like that all the time. I think the whole process took about 7-8 months. Once you get the surgery date it will go by really fast.

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My first appointment was March 18th and my surgery is scheduled June 9th. So, the process has been very fast and gone smoothly without a hitch (knock on wood). I had to see the surgeon 3 times (4 weeks apart), had the pulmonology clearance (already on c-pap so didn't have to do a sleep study -- the doctor just had to write a clearance letter), had a psych eval and had to see a cardiologist for surgery clearance (just did a treadmill test this morning). I also had 3 visits with a nutritionist which were actually really pleasant.

So for me, the entire process has taken 83 days. Now, after the surgery, the hard part starts! lol

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I started my process on March 3rd and my surgery is scheduled for June 25th. The only test I had to to do was an egd.

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I had my bypass may 7th. At each 2 appointments I brought a fruit basket to the office and then when everything was done and being sent to the insurance I brought the insurance lady at my dr office a fruit tray with a little note thanking her for her effort. :) I think it worked making my name stand out. Hope your surgery day is soon!!

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From start to finish 9 months but so well worth it.

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I started my journey the 2nd week of February. I didn't have the surgery until May 19th. The process is long but you will be scheduling your surgery before you know it. Hang in there!

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Depends on insurance. My insurance required 6 months of weight management that didn't start until my first visit with the nut. I initally contacted the insurance regarding starting the process in April 2014, and I am scheduled for surgery on June 16th. Could have gone faster, but I had another surgery last June for an unrelated issue that set me back a bit. But, once my 6 months was completed it's been pretty quick.

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My hold up is the dietician is booked the rest is done ....sigh

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My referral began in April 2013...classes started in August 2013. I had to take a couple of 8 week courses on nutrition and psychology. A monthly support group. Monthly dr visits. Dietician. My surgery date was May 5th.

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