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Hello, all. I'm new here and new to the VSG community! I've recently decided to go ahead and have the VSG surgery. I have Aetna Choice POS II as my insurance and I was recently informed by them that it's only a 3 month supervised weight loss requirement, not the 6 months I was dreading. So now I need to find a surgeon! I've been searching and searching and just can't decide. I'd like your experiences please. I'm pretty sure I narrowed it down to Karleena Tuggle at True Results in Atlanta, Kevin McGill at Piedmont Hospital, or William Turton at West Georgia Health in Lagrange. Any info you can share would be wonderful! If you have good, bad, ugly, etc, put it all out there for me. I'm looking for bedside manner, billing, program requirements, post-op care, etc! TIA!

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I have just started this journey as well. I am using Dr. Paul Macik at Northside. He seems to be very good from the research I did on him. I'm not sure if he is on your insurance or not. I am going for my 1 month supervised weight loss visit on July 7th.

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I am in Washington state but I also have an Aetna plan. I had a very good experience. No denials. Relatively quick process (6mo in total but only that long because of my request). They paid well and on time. All good

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I have just started this journey as well. I am using Dr. Paul Macik at Northside. He seems to be very good from the research I did on him. I'm not sure if he is on your insurance or not. I am going for my 1 month supervised weight loss visit on July 7th.

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I just had my first appointment at True Results in Duluth yesterday. The entire experience was amazing. Each staff member was extremely nice and they all took time to answer all my questions. They were even short a receptionist, but I couldn't tell. I'm very pleased with my choice!

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I am in Washington state but I also have an Aetna plan. I had a very good experience. No denials. Relatively quick process (6mo in total but only that long because of my request). They paid well and on time. All good

Thank you for the information. So far so good, but I've only had my first of 4 appointments, so we'll see.

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I am using Dr. Stetler at Emory Bariatrics (Emory Midtown). I have surgery in two days. He has been great to this point, and the program has been very easy to follow with them.

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Another Georgian! =]

I am new to this process as well (almost on Month 2 of my 90 day diet/exercise thing for Aetna), and I am going through Atlanta Bariatrics with Dr. Johnson. I really like him so far, and his office has been great.

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I have just started this journey as well. I am using Dr. Paul Macik at Northside. He seems to be very good from the research I did on him. I'm not sure if he is on your insurance or not. I am going for my 1 month supervised weight loss visit on July 7th.

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That's who I'm going thru at northside. Have you had your surgery yet?

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Another Georgian! =]

I am new to this process as well (almost on Month 2 of my 90 day diet/exercise thing for Aetna), and I am going through Atlanta Bariatrics with Dr. Johnson. I really like him so far, and his office has been great.

I have Aetna POS II and have my first consultation at Atlanta Bariatrics for Dr Hart on 1/12/17, did they give you a total out of pocket after insurance? My plan is 80/20 I believe.

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Another Georgian! =]

I am new to this process as well (almost on Month 2 of my 90 day diet/exercise thing for Aetna), and I am going through Atlanta Bariatrics with Dr. Johnson. I really like him so far, and his office has been great.

I have Aetna POS II and have my first consultation at Atlanta Bariatrics for Dr Hart on 1/12/17, did they give you a total out of pocket after insurance? My plan is 80/20 I believe.

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Hey! I wasn't given a total out of pocket, but I believe my insurance was similar (80/20). Nutritionist appoints are not included in the insurance so each of those were 50 a pop.

But seriously, that practice has been great! I just got sleeves on Monday, and I could not have been happier. :)

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Another Georgian! =]

I am new to this process as well (almost on Month 2 of my 90 day diet/exercise thing for Aetna), and I am going through Atlanta Bariatrics with Dr. Johnson. I really like him so far, and his office has been great.

I have Aetna POS II and have my first consultation at Atlanta Bariatrics for Dr Hart on 1/12/17, did they give you a total out of pocket after insurance? My plan is 80/20 I believe.

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Hey! I wasn't given a total out of pocket, but I believe my insurance was similar (80/20). Nutritionist appoints are not included in the insurance so each of those were 50 a pop.

But seriously, that practice has been great! I just got sleeves on Monday, and I could not have been happier. :)

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I'm glad to hear that they are awesome. Perhaps they don't require the out of pocket upfront. Maybe it get billed from the hospital. If you don't mind let me know if you do end up getting a bill for that last 20%.

The lady I spoke with (Chelsea?) Did tell me the NUT visits were $50 each, which is fine.

I take it they did the 90 pre-op thing that Aetna requires, as opposed to the 6mo supervised diet?

Thanks for answering my questions, I'm way to excited to not try and get this info before the 12th :)

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