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I am meeting my surgeon tomorrow morning for my initial consultation. All I know is to expect it to last 30-60 minutes. I'd love any feedback with ideas of what to expect. What happened at your consultation?

Is this where it will all really start or will other appointments have to be made to make things "official?" I have to do a 90 day doctor supervised diet and exercise program for insurance to approve me and I'd like for Monday to count as day 1. Is that a realistic expectation?

Thanks for your input!

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How did your consultation go?

I went to mine on 8/12 expecting to chat with the surgeon about my options and to figure out the financial details and I surprisingly walked out with a fast-track surgery date of 9/24. It is my understanding that everyone's experience is different though, I hope yours was positive!

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It went well! I booked all of my NUT appointments, exercise appointments, and psych eval! I have referals for sleep study, EKG, chest x-ray, and abdominal ultrasound. I don't have a general doc but made an appointment with one for next Friday. I will have to get a medical clearance from her. Hopefully with all of this done in the next 90 days, I'll be clear for surgery by mid-January. The surgeon books quite a bit out though, so it may be February/March :-/

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That is GREAT news!

I too didn't have a PCP going into the process and was able to get a referral from my surgeon. I am so happy with the Dr. I ended up choosing out of the two, he understands the entire process as he has had several patients go through the surgery with my surgeon.

I didn't do the sleep study, but I went through everything else and it was all a breeze.

Good luck on your process and keep us updated!

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