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Lol! It's my husbands insurance. He's a teacher. We've gotten our money's worth this year between me and type 1 diabetic daughter.

Good luck tomorrow hope u get an early surgery date ????????

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From the ladies I did the classes with they have gonna dates 2 weeks out from meeting with the surgeon! I'm hoping for October 15th.

Thank you btw!????

Aw that's so great!!

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My surgery was 12k for self pay. But I had a complication and needed a second surgery for a gastric bleed 24 hours post VSG. My insurance won’t cover it because they consider WLS “elective” so now I owe the hospital another 30k. Yay American healthcare.

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Wls is excluded on our insurance, so I had to pay out of pocket. It was 21,800, and includes the surgery, office visits for a year, labs, hospital stay, etc. The only thing not included is if a radiologist reads an xray or something like that. My surgeon is actually seeing me more often than his usual patients since it's all included.
I considered surgery for years but it's never been covered by any insurance I've had. I was also much smaller and still healthy, so it wasn't urgent. In January I found out I have NASH with scarring, and in May was diagnosed with high BP. I'm 49 and I wasn't diabetic but my mom had it 47 and she's much smaller than me so it was a matter of time. It was a huge amount of money to spend, but I can't spend it anyway if I'm dead, so I decided to do it.
It has been worth every penny. I'm off BP meds and my liver enzymes were down after surgery so hopefully that issue will continue to resolve.
I don't regret it all. I feel so much better already!

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I have an hmo and it covered my sleeve then had to do a hiatal hernia repair with RNY and only paid $200 copay

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I paid 8,000 to my doctor and 1,300 to my hospital. Anniston surgery center in Anniston Al. I didn’t have to classes or predict. This is my third post surgery day.

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My insurance paid everything except $100 for the overnight hospital stay.

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My surgery was quoted as self-pay for $45k. But with my cost through insurance, it would have been $35k. However, I have met my max out of pocket which was $5k (not surgery related) so it is free.

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On 8/28/2015 at 6:42 PM, Miz.Phenom said:

So with surgery near I'm kinda freaking out about paying for things. How much did u guys spend on medication and shots..and as far as paying for the surgery..how much were u asked to put down? (My bariatric center does payments) any advice would be greatly appreciated.

the only thing i have had to pay for so far is a Bariatric Advantage kit (175$) because it was required by the center and insurance didn't cover it.

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I didn’t pay anything. I got a lot of letters from different specialists. Not even co pays or the nutritionist or psychological exam. It only took a month from 1st appt to surgery being scheduled but it was rescheduled a month later bc non essential so it’s on 8th. I did the 14 day liquid died twice. I just hope he will get the plastic surgeon he works with to put rashes, infections etc for help with skin as I can’t afford that I don’t think.

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